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Significance of Candle Fires

Shin-ichi Takemura (Cultural Anthropologist, Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design/Earth Literacy Program)
-- Promoter of Candle Night

There are three "fires" in Candle Night: the sun's "fire (sunlight)" on the longest/shortest day (summer and winter solstices) of the year, the "fire" on the candle, and the fire in our hearts. After March 11, 2011, two fires have been added: an entirely different type of "fire (energy from atomic fission)" in nuclear power, and the "fire (energy)" of the earth and the universe that formed our world and caused the earthquake. Owing to the time difference, as the earth rotates a relay of candle fires could be observed as a belt around the earth. Nuclear power is a global issue, so we need to think about the issue globally.