Monday, 5 January 2009

In Japan...



A beautiful picture from the National Geographic International Photo competition but what really cracked me up was the caption:

"In Japan, ancestral spirits come back to their families in mid-August every year. People provide rest for the ancestors' spirits for three days and then send them back by putting them on lanterns to drift down river. Ms. Setsuko Sugino took this picture of a small girl praying for ancestral spirits, amid lanterns waiting to be set adrift into the foggy river in Shikoku, Japan."

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