15 Stunning Photos Of Nagasaki Lantern Festival Wrapped In A Snowy Blanket, Captured by Yuichi Yokota

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Nagasaki Prefecture recently welcomed back the Lantern Festival after a three-year hiatus, and this time, nature added its own magical touch. Accomplished photographer Yuichi Yokota seized the opportunity to capture the festival draped in a rare blanket of snow, resulting in some enchanting images that showcase the event’s extraordinary beauty.

The Nagasaki Lantern Festival, an annual celebration dating back to 1987, typically unfolds without the accompaniment of snow. However, this year’s festival witnessed a unique collaboration of lantern lights and falling snow, turning the event into a winter wonderland. Yuichi Yokota, known for his skillful lens capturing cultural moments, expressed his gratitude for the chance to document this rare occurrence. Through his lens, he offers viewers a glimpse into the ethereal beauty of the Nagasaki Lantern Festival, transformed by the unexpected charm of a snowy embrace.

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Loki’s_Lil_Butterknife : “Gorgeous!”

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Alexia : Wow, this is so powerful

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The Megane-bashi Bridge is said to have been built in 1634 by a Zen priest of Kofuku-ji Temple.

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Lyone Fein : “She seems to be dancing”

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Lyone Fein : “My favorite picture”

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Lyone Fein : “So sweet”

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Loki’s_Lil_Butterknife : “Is that a Monkey King lantern in the background?”

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Lyone Fein : “I love this one”

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Lyone Fein : “Such a beautiful festival”

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Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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