We all know the Japanese have a thing for brutal murder, suicide, and other kamikaze-related things. But did you know they're also obsessed with fire? Every year, Japan holds [several] fire festivals? People from around the country gather to watch and participate in dangerous acts of fire bending, climbing a burning building, swinging balls of fire around, and other insane things. The weirdest part is that many of these people bring their young children along.
Everything is set on fire: people, fireworks, structures, random bamboo, symbolic architecture, and more. And don't forget to bring your sake along, because at these events everyone is drunk!