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Japanese Buddhists write messages to their departed ancestors on their floating lanterns before releasing them into the ocean. Some of these messages are prayers for the well-being of the departed while others are meant to reassure the them that those still alive are safe and happy. These images are from the 2008 Festival.

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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
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Keywords:ala, festival, floating, hawaii, honolulu, japan, japanese, lantern, lanterns, moana, oahu