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Sakura Japan

Sakura Lanterns, with Japanese kanji characters. Sakura (櫻花) means cherry tree in Japan, and this style of lantern is associated with the annual cherry blossom festival (hanami, 花見, lit.

Sakura, lantern, Japan

pastel Chinese lantern amongst spring blossoms. The dusk cast a soft lavender light over everything. Cherry blossoms festival is a beautiful time to be in Japan

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.

Cherry Blossom Night, Kyoto, Japan  photo via besttravelphotos

Cherry Blossom Viewing at Night / Hirano-Jinja Shrine, Kyoto // Teruhide Tomori

Floating lanterns, Hiroshima, Japan

Paper lanterns floating on the Motoyasu River at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. The event marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing by the United States in In Japan, people float lanterns on the waters to send off spirits of the dead.

Torii gates at Fushimi Inari shrine, Kyoto, Japan. Great hike!  Beautiful!

Torii gates at Fushimi Inari shrine, Kyoto, Japan 伏見稲荷 京都 I'd like to visit this shrine! It's the place with the many torii gates, if I'm not wrong

The colorful lights of a carnival in Yokohama, Japan.  For more great travel photos check out my blog at http://traviscaulfield.wordpress.com

Yokohama, Japan Incredible Pictures ~ let's agree to NOT allow discourteous peeps to wreck this long~running Board. I will Report this time & our Boardmaster, I imagine, will take care of most of it.

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