A float at the Tonami Yotaka Matsuri (festival), Nabeshima, Tonami City, Toyama Pref., Japan. 富山県砺波市鍋島、砺波夜高祭り(となみよたかまつり) の山車 (だし)。
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Fireworks at Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima: photo by yama - Since ancient times, Miyajima Island has been worshipped as a God. This belief, passed down for generations has protected this beautiful site and renowned for being a World Cultural Heritage site today. 厳島神社
Carp streamer, Koinobori 鯉のぼり for Children’s Day on May 5 - Landscapes across Japan are decorated with koinobori from April to early May, in honor of sons and in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong.
切り絵灯籠 - Cut picture lanterns
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餅花 / Flowers made rice cake by nobuflickr, via Flickr : "京都, 安井神社 'Mochi-bana' is not a true plant. This is a figuration that the branch of willow or giant dogwood decorating with many small rice cakes. 'Mochi-bana' is a New Year's Day's ceremony praying for good harvest. This ceremony came in early Edo Era (300 years ago) in Japan."