Tori no Ichi festival, Asakusa, Tokyo . Buying Kumade (rake of good fortune) will bring in money and good fortune for the coming year for business. The bigger the rake, the more properous your business will be.
Horse fire. A man rides a horse through a bonfire in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, in honor of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals on January 16, 2013. On the eve of Saint Anthony’s Day, hundreds ride their horses trough the narrow cobblestone streets of the small village of San Bartolome during the “Luminarias”, a traditional festival that dates back 500 years and is meant to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires, and protect them for the year to come. PH