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.
Our house in Japan really was built over a koy pond like this! We had a huge, 8 inch thick piece a glass for viewing, right in the middle of the living room floor. This one is from Kenrokuen, Kanazawa, Japan.
Yes, these are Shiba Inus, hopefully the person who pinned this discovers Hatchi was an Akita, the most majestic of the Japanese breeds and the most aloof. "Japanese Shiba Inus, my favorite breed of dog since reading and watching the story of Hachiko.
Ikebana - a disciplined art form. The arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing a closeness with nature. Focused on harmony, color use, rhythm, and elegantly simple design.