Japan n' stuff
Rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan
Muramasa Kudo - cat and wasp
奈良の大の字 送り火 Nara - The character "dai" (大) is lit on the final night of o-Bon to send off the spirits
Alberto Gonzalez Pin2: The Bon Festival is when the spirits of the dead are said to return home to their families. During this time the Japanese people visit the family altars and graves, burning incense and preparing for the spirits’ visit.On the last night, people light lanterns and send them off on the river to help the spirits find their way back to the other world.
Bon-dance during summer season. @bon-odori #japan Obon is my favorite. This is when Japanese celebrate the return of their deceased ones. It is actually a fun time, with Bon odori dances which are performed in a circle around the platform that the music is on. The music & dances are special for Obon.