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Doll burning ritual in Ueno Park

Burning Dolls in Ueno Park

I wandered into Ueno Park with every intention of spending a quiet afternoon watching pandas and penguins at the zoo. I started the day with a visit to the statue of Takamori Saigo, the legendary Ronin then wandered among the various shrines and temples in the park. I paused briefly at the Kaneiji Kiyomizudo Temple. […]

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