Japan has a festival for everything. The most recent one was called “Mizu-akari” which I’ve read translates to“faint reflection of light upon the water in the dark”. Thousands of candles are placed close to the castle (yes, we have a lovely castle in the middle of the city). They’re along the sidewalks, on the streets and even in bamboo cut into very intricate, beautiful patterns. Have a look.
Now you all know that I took these pictures with my iphone which is nothing close to a great, professional camera, so please bear with the quality 🙂 Perhaps I’ll get a video of the festivities next time as well. It was really lovely and I’m happy I went!