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In front of ice carving of Egyptian temple....Japan?

Kimono girls walking among Egyptian ice sculptures at Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan

Bon Odori 盆踊り  Bon Odori (盆踊り), meaning simply Bon dance is a style of dancing performed during Obon. Originally a Nenbutsu folk dance to welcome the spirits of the dead, the style of celebration varies in many aspects from region to region

Bon Odori (盆踊り), meaning simply Bon dance is a style of dancing performed during Obon. Originally a Nenbutsu folk dance to welcome the spirits of the dead, the style of celebration varies in many aspects from region to region

Obi (sash)

Kimonos are traditional Japanese style clothes. "Kimono" meant "something you wear" originally. Long ago, people in Japan wore kimonos every day. Now, people only wear a kimono for special occasions such as formal ceremonies.

Japanese lantern lighting ceremony

Japanese lantern lighting ceremony(toro nagashi) is celebrated on the last day of the Bon Festival to guide the spirits of the dead back home.

With 106 heat index this looks even more enticing:  The 59th Sapporo Snow Festival #

ice and snow scale sculpture of a building at the Sapporo Snow Festival (each February), in Hokkaido, Japan

東京高円寺ひょっとこ連@LaQua「阿南の日」 Project Awa Odori Paris, Summer 2014 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awa_Dance_Festival

Japanese Awa odori dancers at the month long Gion Matsuri (Festival). The festival takes place annually in Kyoto and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan.

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