Kyoto Bonfires for Our Ancestors 2020
Gozan Okuribi (Bonfires for Our Ancestors) is a traditional event that has been held in Kyoto every summer for hundreds of years. We will be broadcasting the event live on August 16 from 7:30 p.m. (JST). This year is especially significant because of the corona virus pandemic. We hope that you will join us and help support our efforts to continue this important event.
August 16 from 7:30 p.m.
Details of this Kyoto-Live Broadcast：
1.Showing preparations for the Bonfires for Our Ancestors 2020 event.
2.Interviews with Members of the Daimonji Preservation Association.
3.Details about the origins of the Bonfires for Our Ancestors event.
4.Live shots of the actual lighting of the bonfires.
5.Why the Bonfires for Our Ancestors is such an important event, especially this year.
Live Broadcast Moderators：Jeff Berglund
(Chair of the Department of Global Tourism at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies）
（International Goodwill Ambassador for Kyoto City and Advisor about Public Relations for Kyoto Prefecture）
（Associate Professor in the Department of Global Tourism at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies）
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to watch the program!