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Aug242011

Bon - 4

O-haka (お墓):tombs with offerings of flowers at Myôhôji in Tôjin-machi, Fukuoka City

Buckets for cleaning tombs. Generally speaking, Japanese visit the tombs of their ancestors during the Bon Festival, the equinoctal weeks in spring and autumn, and on memorial days.

Butsudan (仏壇): my family's Buddhist altar.

Shôrô-nagashi (精霊流し): lanters floating down a river on the last day of the Bon Festival returning the souls of the dead back to where they came from.

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Reader Comments (3)

Beautiful pictures! Love the filter you use^^

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJonas

Jonas, thanks for the comment.

August 29, 2011 | Registered CommenterAonghas Crowe

These pictures are so beautiful! I like your website.

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMusashi.Japanhd

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