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Every evening during March 1-14, Todaiji temple priests carry torches on the balcony of Nigatsu-do Hall. Sparks falling from the torches bring good health. Todaiji temple 二月堂
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Large crowd behind us. Tripods are not allowed.
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The torch is positioned at the corners. It is totally dark when the torches are lit.
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The priest runs while spinning the torch on the balcony. Also see the video at YouTube.
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Only 10 torches are lit. Most photos show a time-lapse shot which lights up the entire hall. Tripod required though, and you need to be a press photographer.
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The torch walk ends in 20 min. Police and firemen are present.
   
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