Monday, February 24, 2014

Mountain-Burning Event;

I've been to the "Mountain-Burning Event" to the "Akiyoshi-Dai (plateau)",
where is one and half an hour drive from my house. 
link page  (the event has more than 600 year's history)
Mine City in Yamaguchi-pref. is home to Akiyoshidai (秋吉台), the plateau with the highest concentration of karst formations in Japan, and Akiyoshido 
(秋芳洞, Akiyoshidō), the nation's largest and longest limestone cave.

    *It was my first experience to see the event*  
At 9:30, firing started with the big siren. Gradually the huge area was surrounded by flame and smoke. I hope you can enjoy my humble pictures :-)  

firing started and helicopters must be taking video (maybe tv-crew)

precaution (fire engine) and Japanese Shiba-Inu with its master
dangerous job it must be and the professional looking man must have had good shots!
lucky that I could get close to the fire
lots of people with cameras

 (This photo is from this page) 
As you can see, we're able to enjoy 
the burning at night time as well. 
The Chinese Character means "fire". 
   The unburnt place from my last 
panoramic pic is for the night show. 
Maybe next time p;)

PS; The purpose of this burning of grass is extermination of the pest and to make the 
       ash manure. Promoting the growth of a bud coming out in spring.

I'll link this post to "Our World Tuesday".
Thank you very much for stopping by;


  1. it is good that they do a controlled burn to get rid of the dried grasses and such. :)

  2. Hello Miyako, what an interesting event.. Is the mountain burn to be rid of grasses or to be rid of wild boar? I was trying to read more about this mountain burn. You have have some wonderful photos. Wishing you a happy day and week ahead!

  3. Very interesting Miyako! Thanks for sharing your part of the world.

  4. Wow! That must have been quite the sight, my dear friend! I'm glad they were trained to keep it under control. I'm sure there will be lovely new growth in the spring.

  5. Hi Miyako san. It must have been quite an experience! It sure is dangerous job, they must be very skilled workers to control fire. In my hometown, I've seen bank burning event when I was a child. It must be for the same purpose...preparing for spring :-)
    I hope spring is on its way. Have a wonderful new week, Miyako san!

  6. Dearest Miyako,
    That looked like a scary place to be in for such a burning.
    Indeed it will affect the insects that live in such area; killing off most of them... Ash is a great fertilizer when left on the soil.

  7. Fascinating event and post ~ lovely photos and creatively presented ~ thanks for sharing on OWT ~

    artmusedog and carol

  8. You've got some great photos of the burning event. Have a wonderful week.

  9. An interesting set of photos.

  10. very interesting that this is considered an event.

  11. i think your photos are great!!!
    thank you for sharing the link...i loved the photos of the cave,and the entrance to it is so pretty!
    i learn so much about your beautiful country from you!!!
    sending love from across the ocean to you my friend!!

  12. Great shots and an interesting event.

  13. Very interesting and some beautiful photo's.
    I hope you are well my friend.
    Love & Hugs

  14. Dobrze, ze takie wypalanie jest pod kontrolą. Widoki dla tych, co kochają ogień, z pewnością są wspaniałe. Pozdrawiam.
    Well, with such burning is under control. Views for those who love the fire, are certainly great. Yours.

  15. Those are great photos Miyako. You got so close to those flames (I would have been afraid.) We have field burning in Oregon in the late summer, for the same reason. Grass seed (for lawns and parks) is a major crop. But there isn't any ceremony -- it just gets done by the farmers.