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[Tourou](とうろう)Japanese beautiful lantern2013.10.17

Tourou is a kind of Japanese lantern.
There are some lamps in Japan, but Tourou is one of the most elegant lamps.

Some of them are made by stone. Tourou of this type is used at shrines,temples and gardens to kindle and spice up.
Some of them are made by metal and paper. Tourou of this type sends out pale light, it makes really romantic atmosphere.

TourouPhoto by d’n’c
TourouPhoto by d’n’c
TourouPhoto by d’n’c

There is an annual event of lightning Tourou in Kasuga taisha.
In this event, about 3000 Tourous are lighted all at once.

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