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Nara Todaiji Temple Omizutori Festival 2018
Where: Nara, Japan
When:  Thursday, March 1, 2018 - Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Fire and Water festival - Nara Japan The monks of Todaiji Temple are in charge of the spring ritual. Just after midnight 11 chosen monks climb the stairs of the temple with burning torches. As they get closer to the altar they try to catch up with the divine time. The other monks strike on the drums and mumble mantras facts that contribute to the magic atmosphere. The Temple is an hour by train from Osaka or Kyoto.