Paper lanterns for Gion Festival in Kyoto, Japan

The Yasaka Shrine (Yasakajinja), also known as the Gion Shrine, is a Shinto shrine in the Gion District of Kyoto. The popular city shrine is famous for its Gion Matsuri, one of Japan's largest festivals. Paper lanterns for Gion Festival in Kyoto, Japan

Fall Mt. Fuji

Mount Fuji, located on Honshu Island, is the highest mountain in Japan at m. An active stratovolcano that last erupted in Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometres south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day

Colorful koi (traditionally flown in abundance on Japan's "Boys' Day" - May 5th) by Kevin Law

May 5 is Japan's "Boys' Day" - Fly colorful KOI (carp) wind-sock/kites (one for each son) - traditionally flown in abundance on Japan's "Boys' Day" - photo by Kevin Law

Temizu: in Japanese shrine area, wash your hands and mouth at first: Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan

Wash place/basin , for hand washing before entering the jinja, Shinto shrine - Japan


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