Toro Nagashi  (灯籠流し)  is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns (chōchin) down a river; tōrō is traditionally another word for lantern, while nagashi means “cruise, flow”.

Toro Nagashi (灯籠流し) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns (chōchin) down a river; tōrō is traditionally another word for lantern, while nagashi means “cruise, flow”. THIS IS WHY THE JAPANESE CULTURE IS THE BEST.

Tokyo Prayer boards at Meiji Jingu Shrine.

Prayer boards at Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo, Japan; People from all over Japan (and from all over the world too) leave these prayer boards on which they write their wishes for the monks of the monastery to bless.

Fushimi Inari Shrine 伏見稲荷大社

Fushimi Inari Shrine (Kyoto) is a beautiful never ending series of brightly colored orange gates. If you keep going up you hit a beautiful lake. Guarded by dogs that protect your rice.

Snow Lanterns -Hokaido,Japan; alternatywa dla świetlików :)

Snow Lanterns -Hokaido,Japan I had a friend who lived in Hokkaido, how beautiful.

By Michael Chandler momoyama | Kyoto, Japan : Hassaku 八朔 舞妓 章乃さん 清乃さん https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelchandler/9412726181/

Traditional Kimono dress women in Japan / Geisha apprentices, Kyoto People *** By momoyama

Toro-nagashi in Fushimi, Japan: Toro-nagashi 灯籠流し is a Japanese traditional event (sending off the spirits of the dead on lanterns floated on the waters of a river or the sea).

Toro-nagashi in Fushimi, Japan: Toro-nagashi 灯籠流し is a Japanese traditional event (sending off the spirits of the dead on lanterns floated on the waters of a river or the sea). It's part of the Buddhist festival Bon.

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