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praying mantis / 8.11

One year and five months have passed.

In Japan,there is the custom called the Obon in August.

This is a Buddhist festival to recognize ancestral spirits.

It is said that dead people's spirits come back to their families in the Obon period.

 

During the Obon holiday, many people return to their hometown, or go on a vacation.

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Taken on August 29, 2011