Friday, September 30, 2016

Travel Shot: Red Paper Lantern

chochin, paper lantern, festival

Yay for Electricity



This photo was captured during the Full Moon Festival in Kin Town.

These lanterns are called aka chochin, in Japan

Before electricity came along, lamps like this used burning oil as fuel.

While, the paper shields the flame from the wind, I don't think it would have worked here.

The lanterns were strung from wires surrounding the festival area.

Some good breezes, bounce things around, during typhoon season on Okinawa.

We wouldn't want to see festival goers, getting oil spilled on them, would we?

Be thankful, to the guy, who came up with this electric lantern idea !


Camera: Pentax K1

Lens: Pentax 18-250 at 180MM

Exposure: f/6.2   1/60   ISO 800


Those interested in buying Chochin Lanterns visit Goods From Japan

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