<p>Thousands of paper lanterns light up the evening at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo during the Mitama Matsuri. The midsummer celebration honors ancestral spirits.</p>

Mitama Festival, Tokyo

Thousands of paper lanterns light up the evening at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo during the Mitama Matsuri. The midsummer celebration honors ancestral spirits.

Photograph by Toru Hanai, Reuters

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