Mitama Matsuri – Honoring Lost Souls

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I hope you are not getting bored with the Mitama festival photos! I was there today as well and took these photos. It was incredibly crowded, the worst yet, but still lots of fun and much easier to walk now that the ground had dried up from yesterday’s afternoon squalls. I took a lot of snaps of people, just because I find that there is no other festival in Japan with this variety of visitors, young and old from all walks of life. The first photo is a mix of nine photos, all of which looked fun together but none worth posting on itself. Still, this was the only way I could make sense of the vast sea of people as I entered the festival grounds.

The thing that makes mitama matsuri most famous are the lanterns, the big ones go for 12 000 yen and the small ones for…

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