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Stone lanterns

Kasuga Taisha is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nara. The shrine features an astounding amount (about 3,000) stone and bronze lanterns. They were donated over the years by people as tokens of faith and thankfulness, and used to be lit every night. Now they are only lit a few days each year.

Japan, 2012

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Taken on November 6, 2012