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A type of stone indicating an off-limit area in a Japanese garden. Temple garden, Kyoto, Japan. Text and photography by Damien Douxchamps

A type of stone indicating an off-limit area in a Japanese garden, Kyoto-shi, Japan, 関守石

Sugidama and Sake barrells - Sugidama balls indicates that Sake is made , sold or served in here.  ------- #japan #japanese #sake

These balls of cedar needles, called sugidama dangling above the casks of sake indicated that nihonshu is made, sold or served. Taken in Okage Yokocho outside of the entrance to The Inner Grand Ise Shrine.

Fire Festival, Japan

Nachi-no-Hi-Matsuri, one of the three largest fire festivals of Japan, is staged in the Kumano mountains of Wakayama Prefecture. Photo by Masa Kumono