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Wakakusa Yamayaki (山焼き) Festival in Nara, Japan

See more photos of Wakakusa Yamayaki on the 奈良公園 (Nara Park), 若草山 山頂, and 若草山 location pages

Over the weekend, the annual Wakakusa Yamayaki (山焼き), or ‘mountain roast,’ took place in Nara, Japan. A group of Shinto priests starts the festival by carrying sacred fire to a shrine at the foot of Mount Wakakusa and igniting dead grass. A fire brigade stands by at all times, and onlookers from the city nearby are treated to a massive fireworks display as the hill catches fire. The tradition is over 400 years old, and it takes just under an hour for the fire to spread across the mountain.

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INTERSECTIONS | ANILA QUAYYUM AGHA

Winner of both the public and juried vote of Artprize 2014, Pakistani artist Anila Quayyum Agha exercises the architecture of the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan by infilling it with a dynamic interplay of shadow and light. Intersections comprises a 6.5 foot laser-cut wooden cube pierced with carefully crafted patterns and illuminated from the inside, which casts expansive, lace-like geometries onto the surrounding walls, ceiling and floor.

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10 Beautiful Street Artworks on Stairs

Street artists are always attempting to have their work communicate with as many people as possible in various public locations. There are countless opportunities of creativity for the artists. We have seen a lot of work done on the walls, streets. 

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130 Suspended Toy Guns Form a Map of the USA
And 
 the assault rifle made up of 1200 ping pong balls…

Created by Michael Murphy

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Striking Photos of Symmetry Found Within Architecture

For Moscow-based photographer Sasha Levin, beauty in the world is found through symmetry.