paper lanterns at Japan’s Mitama festival

I’m certainly not trying to be on a paper lantern kick on purpose, but I found this image from the Wall Street Journal.  This shrine for war victims in Japan is a beautifully unique take on “luminous walls”.  Another great example of why 2300K white light is so desirable…and why candles continue to be a popular light source.

From the WSJ:

“People walk past paper lanterns during the Mitama Festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo Tuesday. Over 30,000 lanterns light up the precincts of the site, where more than 2.4 million war dead are enshrined, during the four-day festival. ”

Another image from a fellow WordPress Blog: