Thursday, February 9, 2017
Thursday Snapshot: Vegetable Lanterns at Shimane Caste
Wherever I go, it seems I run into vegetables. I happened to be in Shimane Prefecture last autumn just as they were celebrating their lantern festival. In the evening the castle grounds are aglow with light from lanterns with shades that depict a variety of stories, mythical characters, and stunning artwork. These two beauties were part of a series closest to the castle itself and depicted tomatoes on blossoming vines and a variety of mouth-watering mushrooms. Read more about my trip and the utterly fascinating ancient prefecture of Shimane here and then go!