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"Gozan no Okuribi," a traditional Kyoto event to send off the spirits of ancestors who were welcomed back during the O-bon holidays, was held in Kyoto City on the night of August 16. Citizens and tourists silently observed the vibrant flames on the mountain sides, remembering the deceased and lamenting the passing of summer.
"Koka Kanko Mirai Kaigi" or conference for Koka's tourism and future, which was created by tourism-related organizations in Koka City, Shiga Prefecture, has produced a video to introduce the city's sightseeing spots and other attractions using the dance of the ending theme song for the popular TV superhero show, "Shuriken Sentai Ninninger." The promotion ambassador of this tourist association and others appear in the video dressed in ninja costumes. The video has been uploaded onto video sharing websites to promote Koka City as a birthplace of ninja.
A collaborative research group of Juichi Yamagiwa, president of Kyoto University, discovered a new type of lactobacillus in the intestines of gorillas. Using it, Kyoto University Coop has developed a new cheesecake called "Gorilla Fromage" and made the announcement on August 4. Promoting the cake, President Yamagiwa said, "I want people to eat the cake and let their thoughts go to wild animals."
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