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    I took this photo at a festival held at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. Many girls turned into yukata and they enjoyed the festival. More than 30,000 lanterns in this background are decorated. This lantern contains a wish for peace. This festival has been held annually for more than 70 years.
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    This is such a beautiful portrait Takashi. I really love the quietness in this moment. I love how "adult" this lone young girl appears, approaching this moment with such respect. I love how you filled the frame with the lights, creating a gorgeous yellow glow. Very well done.

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Uploaded: Aug 1, 2018
    Location: Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Copyright: © Takashi Furo
    Categories: People, Portraits
    Contests: 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest