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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Gion Matsuri Lanterns・祇園祭提灯

Shijo-dori street at dusk, with hanging lanterns to celebrate the cancelled Gion Matsuri, a festival of purification and pacification of disease causing entities that takes place throughout July, including two large parades. The Gion Matsuri has been an annual event for over a thousand years, but not this year.

Seems like this year might be a good time to pacify disease causing entities, but science has won out over superstition.

Taken in Kyoto, Japan

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PictureCode: 200715

PictureCode: 200715
Location: Kyoto
Keywords: Dusk, Lights

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