Nara: Where Demons Roam

Seasoning the Seasons

28m 00s
Broadcast on January 2, 2023 Available until January 2, 2024

Nara, one of Japan's ancient capitals, is home to spirits and demons. Due to its long history, the city has seen its fair share of wars and plagues. For local people the essence of difficulty and disaster is captured in demon form. But demons, with their huge flaming torches, can also help see in the blessings of spring. Demons and fire visit the people of Nara as they pray for a bountiful spring season.

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