Toro Nagashi (灯籠流し) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns (chōchin) down a river; tōrō is traditionally another word for lantern, while nagashi means “cruise, flow” - paper lanterns obon festival japan
There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.' No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster. The Dalai Lama
Temple Entry, Japan photo via amy. Hard to believe the same nation that perpetuated the rape of Nanking and the Bataan Death March, also gives us rock gardens and some of the most beautiful and tranquil places on earth.