Japanese lantern and "Japanese lantern plants" (Physalis alkekengi) : Kamishichiken, Kyoto
The most interesting Japanese summer festivals: Nebuta float - Nebuta are gigantic lanterns that are designed to look like characters from kabuki dramas, myths and history. There're many Nebuta matsuri Festival in Japan.
Snow in Kamigamo Shrine, Kyoto, Japan - but I wasn't there in winter.
Flåm fjord by dave_apple
Miyajima water fireworks -- Japan Fireworks display be held in offshore Itsukushima (嚴島) shrine. Fireworks in water open to the silhouette of a torii is a fireworks display to represent our country.
Temple Entry, Japan photo via amy. Hard to believe the same nation that perpetuated the rape of Nanking and the Bataan Death March, also gives us rock gardens and some of the most beautiful and tranquil places on earth.
Toro Nagashi is a Japanese local event in which participants float toro or chochin (paper lanterns), and offerings down a river. This is primarily done during the obon season based on the belief that this guides the spirits of the departed,
randomitus: “jukavo: “Wicklow Mountains National Park, County Clare, Ireland photography, Ste Cullen ” I’m pretty sure that the Wicklow Mountains are in County Wicklow and not County Clare…unless they.