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Japanese Paper Lanterns

I caught these photos of some beautiful paper lanterns in Sendai on my evening walk last month. Both lamps are advertising food and liquor. Their shadows, shapes and colors really give the shops that Japanese feeling.

Japanese lantern



Japanese lantern


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BLOGitse said…
hey, I like those curtains!
and the top lantern's feeling is little bit mystery...like you say 'Japanise feeling' :)
Tracy said…
Just love the lanterns... :o)
Kathleen said…
Very fun - love the colors, too.
PJ said…
I'm glad to see that these lanterns are still being used. They're so friendly looking!
Lanterns of paper,
glowing like fireflies, you light
my way through the night.

My Shadow Shot
wonderful lanterns!
readingsully2 said…
Lovely shots, Juana.
Catherine said…
love the colours in that first shot...
Hey Harriet said…
I love paper lanterns! We don't see them around here too often, mainly they only come out for special celebrations like Chinese New Year.

Even though your SSS was late last week I included your gorgeous kitty in one of the collages on Sunday. Not sure if you noticed. It was such an adorable photo of Sputnik that I just had to include it :)
Original quality rice paper Japanese lanterns as used through centuries of Japanese history to the present day.

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