Kasuga Grand Shrine

Kasuga Grand Shrine

Kasuga Grand Shrine 春日大社 Kasuga-taisha
A Shinto shrine in Nara
Tutelary shrine of the Fujiwara
Established in 768 CE

Through the deer park
Bronze and stone lanterns
Donated by worshipers
Lit twice a year during two Lantern Festivals
Such a magnificent moment…

Wakayama Prefecture (2)

Wakayama Prefecture (2)

Wakayama Castle 和歌山城 at the mouth of the Kii River
And its candle illumination bamboo lantern night
Hina Nagashi 雛流し during Hina matsuri
Esp. at Awashima-jinja 淡嶋神社
Okunoin 奥の院 where Kobo Daishi (Kukai) is enshrined
Shirarahama 白良浜 Beach and its white-sand beach
Or Yunomine Onsen 湯の峰温泉 and its ability to heal incurable diseases

And many other reasons
To discover the prefecture of Wakayama 和歌山県...

… But it's time to explore Nara’s...

Aichi Prefecture (2)

Aichi Prefecture (2)

Obara district小 原村, home to the traditional Japanese artwork of washi paper
Dating back to the Muromachi Period (1336-1573).
2005 World Expo 2005年日本国際博覧会
Enhancing the themes of “Nature Wisdom”
And whose name was Ai-chikyūhaku 愛・地球博 (“Love the Earth Expo”)
Inuyama Festival 犬山祭
With its tree-layered floats and lanterns
Dating back to 1635
And many other reasons
To discover the prefecture of Aichi 愛知県...

… But it's time to explore Mie’s...

Gifu Prefecture (2)

Gifu Prefecture (2)

Traditional Washi paper industry 美濃和紙 Mino washi
For Gifu lanterns 岐阜提灯 Gifu Chōchin
Umbrellas 岐阜和傘 Gifu Wagasa
Or fans 岐阜うちわ Gifu Uchiwa
Seki Sword Tradition Museum 関鍛冶伝承館 Seki Kaji Denshokan
In a place where many blade makers have congregated
Site of the Battle of Sekigahara 関ヶ原の戦い
Preceding the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate.
And many other reasons
To discover the prefecture of Gifu 岐阜県...

… But it's time to explore Aichi’s...

lanterne

Objet souvent symbolique dont la fonction est d’abriter une lumière de l’environnement extérieur, par une structure souvent simple qu’elle soit en métal, en papier ou autre, et d’apporter seule ou en nombre toute la métaphore de la lumière et de sa présence face à l’obscurité.

Any suggestion, improvement…? Many thanks and please, contact us…

Lantern - Libère Tumba

Un autre exemple inexplicable que je n’oublierai jamais, c’est lorsque, tout près de la cité, nous voyions une lanterne qui arpentait les sentiers, toute seule ! Tout le monde la voyait, nous sortions de nos maisons et on la voyait qui passait à 100 mètres de chez nous, alors que personne ne la tenait. C’est comme ça.

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