Tōrō nagashi (灯籠流し Tōrō = lantern / nagashi = cruise, flow) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns down a river. This is primarily done on the last evening of the Bon Festival, festival based on the belief that this guides the spirits of the departed back to the other world. The white lanterns are for those who have died in the past year. Traditional Japanese beliefs state that humans come from water, so the lanterns represent their bodies returning to water.

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wherethetruthisat:

sunlight dancing on top of ocean waves

4/16/14 ► posted 3 hours ago ► 24562

kanaya-in-the-tardis:

deranged-baby:

OMFG THE BROWN ONE HAS ANGRY EYEBROWS

"Yes this is my deer friend. Deer friend is pretty like snow. You hurt deer friend I will hurt you."

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geopsych:

Some places let you pretend you’re in Faeryland.

4/15/14 ► posted 6 hours ago ► 1413

distant-traveller:

Amazing aurora in Alaska, March 2014

Image credit and copyright: John Chumack

4/13/14 ► posted 2 days ago ► 2240

pocketwhale:

Real Life PokePuffs! — PokePuff Inspired Macarons

First time making macarons and I think they turned out pretty well!

4/9/14 ► posted 6 days ago ► 6820

01218:

self love is a battle that i’m gonna win 

4/7/14 ► posted 1 week ago ► 15375