Daruma Festival in Maebashi.

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I wonder how I can take this home!

Daruma's ready for burning.

Daruma ready for burning.

The next day at a local park, after a short ceremony local people are invited to help start the fire to burn the Daruma from last year having purchased new ones the night before.
Children cooking food in the flames.

Children cooking food in the flames.

To see the fire watch this movie below.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlloeGWl_Kk
2016-11-10T21:55:48+09:00