Fire festival "Dondo Yaki"
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Fire festival "Dondo Yaki"

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"Dondo Yaki" festivals are held at many place in Japan in the middle of January. People roast small rice cake on the fire and eat it, then pray that they will be fine in the year. Many people came around the fire with a long stick, on the tip of it there is a rice cake ball. A man was announcing that "it is still dangerous to go near the fire, so wait a while".

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