Mitama Festival

July 18, 2015 / Japan, Tokyo

Yasukunijinja – Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo. Mitama Matsuri みたままつり Mitama Festival — A mid-summer celebration of the spirits of the ancestors. Thousands of visitors come to pay respects to their lost relatives and friends. Ceremonial dances are performed continuously throughout the event.

Night falls… The entry walk is decorated with 40 foot high walls of more than 30,000 lanterns, and energetic dances are performed in traditional costume.