Lanterns of Tokyo



Tokyo Asakusa giant lantern red pillars crowd Lanterns B&W

献灯 Lanterns for Japanese Army


Paper lantern of Hozomon Gate

We noticed a dazzling arrangement of light (seen in the first two photos) from the annual Marine Lantern Festival in Odaiba, and discovered a whole lot more lanterns from the Tokyo area. We found terrific photos of all sorts of them, adorning temples, fronting restaurants, and illuminating streets. Here’s just a small selection of the lanterns that play such an important role in the distinctive character of Japan’s capital.

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Photos from ajpscs, cate♪, Jean-Julien Pous, Duncan WJ Palmer, DigiPub, notsofaraway, and xio_olx.