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Mitama Matsuri Lanterns

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on July 23, 2012

Here’s some more snapshots of the fabulously beautiful Mitama Matsuri paper lanterns. You buy these at a special counter and the shrine will then write your name and place them around the shrine grounds on these large wooden frames. The whole image is almost breathtaking at dusk, and it looks fantastic even at night. Some of the visitors were wonderfully dressed up in traditional summer yukata, while others were just plain wonderful. I can’t wait for next years Mitama Matsuri here at the Yasukuni Shrine!


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  1. withoutmary said, on July 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    “…others were just plain wonderful”
    Oh so true!
    Love your blog!


    • tokyobling said, on July 26, 2012 at 11:07 am

      Thank you Mary! I wish I had your writing skills though! (^-^;)


      • withoutmary said, on July 26, 2012 at 11:12 am

        Still you can write, beautifully! 🙂 While I can’t really take good pictures like yours…


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