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With a crowd of people outside too. Any particular reason? (You'd have thought that the caption would add such information).

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Is this for a celibration or some thing? is it a yearly event? is it a one off event? why is it lit up in red? what are the people doing their? was the head preist stepping down or something? was someone or something being blessed?

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Nice picture.

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Lived near to there and made several paintings in the grounds.

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Stately ceremonial. Nice shot.

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Nagano Lantern Festival. The temple lit up and hundreds of kiri-e lanterns. Feb 11-14. In commemoration of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics.

https://en.japantravel.com/nagano/nagano-zenkoji-lantern-festival/18778

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Thank you zichi.

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Happy Lunar New Year of the Ox.

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