Kansai

Gion Matsuri

bright paper lanterns against a dark background - part of Gion Matsuri festival during 'yoiyama' evenings

two young women wearing brightly coloured yukata (kimono) resting against a railing backs to camera as they watch festival goers in a blured street scene at nightured night

The Gion Festival (Gion Matsuri). Kyoto, Kansai.

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Fushimi Inari-taisha

man painting black Japaneese characters on a red vermillion arh

red vermillion arhes (torii) forming a tunnel

Painting names of businesses on torii gates at a shito shrine in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kansai.

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Thrift shop

Japanese fox (Kitsune) mask on a manikin dressed outside a second-hand kimono shop

(市松人形) traditional jananese doll (Ichimatsu doll) in a second-hand kimono shop

Fox (Kitsune) mask and Ichimatsu doll decorating a second-hand shop in central Kyoto, Kansai.

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