July 13, 2012, Tokyo, Japan - Paper lanterns floating in the lake Chidorigafuchi Park as part of the ceremony Toro-nagashi in Tokyo. Toro-nagashi is a Japanese ceremony where participants put float paper lanterns in the water; "toro" is a Japanese word it means "lantern", and "nagashi" means "cruise, flow". According to tradition, these lights show a way for the spirits of the dead to the afterlife...

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Toro-nagashi Ceremony in Tokyo
July 13, 2012, Tokyo, Japan - Paper lanterns floating in the lake Chidorigafuchi Park as part of the ceremony Toro-nagashi in Tokyo. Toro-nagashi is a Japanese ceremony where participants put float paper lanterns in the water; "toro" is a Japanese word it means "lantern", and "nagashi" means "cruise, flow". According to tradition, these lights show a way for the spirits of the dead to the afterlife...

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Source: AFLO
Date 13 Jul 2012
Location: Tokyo JAPAN
Credit: Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO
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