Japan, China, The Far East - post them all here 🇯🇵

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It's only fair that I bag this one 😉

So for all you snap-happy guys 'n' girls who have a taste for sushi, oriental temples, kimchi and the concept of 「和」post your pics here.1000008589.jpg
 
Please explain more about the ceremony?
It's a traditional ceremony going back at least 1000 years, and basically celebrates the fact that your son made it to age 3, then 5 and then 7 years of age, without succumbing to any of the nasty ways of dying in those days.
Eventually girls were included.
And nowadays, it's an excuse to go to a shrine, take some fancy photos, and spend waaaaaay too much money on superstitious nonsense 🤣🤣🤣
 
It's a traditional ceremony going back at least 1000 years, and basically celebrates the fact that your son made it to age 3, then 5 and then 7 years of age, without succumbing to any of the nasty ways of dying in those days.
Eventually girls were included.
And nowadays, it's an excuse to go to a shrine, take some fancy photos, and spend waaaaaay too much money on superstitious nonsense 🤣🤣🤣
Thank you very much!
 
Oh dear...
I guess this thread is going to die 🤣

So here's my final upload.

Nara, near Kyoto.
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Well now I'm in a pickle...
🤔

There are some great photos coming into the Urban Life and Travel forum, but no wide-themed threads.
So I think I'll give this one another boost.

Here's ancient Aoi-aso shrine (青井阿蘇神社) in Hitoyoshi Town (人吉市), about an hour north of me, the architecture of which I adore.
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Panshan Mountain, Tianjin's Ji County

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More a social comment than a great photo...
...mainly because I was pretty drunk after a business party last night, it was dark, and I only had my smartphone on me.

This was 10:24pm, southern Japan, December 16th 2023, and still, half the people are wearing masks "to prevent the spread of coronavirus & influenza" - because that's was the TV Science Man says.

Oh, and everyone was in neat queues.

I love the Japanese, but sometimes their behaviour scares the pants off me!
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My experience with Asia is that they often wore masks to prevent the spread of disease or protect themselves from pollution long before COVID. What's scary about lining up and waiting one's turn?
 
And I'm going out for some snappy-snappy fun now, so here's a pic from a happier season.
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