lantern slide rearThe keepers of Kaminarimon gate have removed from the fabled structure its massive 670-kilogram paper lantern. This is for 10-yearly renovations that continue until November. In its place they’ve hung a sort of roller blind showing a photograph of the big red light. It’s a bit of a low-budget affair – the somewhat blurry photo has been taken from a high angle and the background shops and temple have not been photoshopped out – but, who minds…

…the monks might tell us, all is illusion anyway!

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