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Posted by ampontan on Friday, August 24, 2012

The Shoronagashi, held throughout Nagasaki City on the 15th. People place the spirits of the dead, who have returned for their first O-bon, on boats for the trip to the “pure land of the West”. This is accompanied by processions, lanterns, and firecrackers.

The photo is from the Mainichi Shimbun, and the video is from the Asahi Shimbun.

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