Dondoyaki — Burning New Year’s Decorations to Send off the God of the New Year

Bonfires blaze across the countryside of Japan in early to mid-January each year

Dondoyaki, どんど焼き, sometimes called Sagichō, 左義長, are great bonfires where communities gather to burn their New Year’s…



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