Source: wasabitool (@wasabitool) - image used with permission Photographer captures ethereal sight of lanterns reflected on Sarusawa Pond in Nara 2020-08-23 Sun 2020-09-10 Thu Wasabitool is a talented photographer who takes breathtakingly beautiful photos of Japanese landscapes. Some of our readers may recall his photos of snow-blanketed Kyoto which we introduced earlier this year: 雪降る貴船神社が美しい pic.twitter.com/13pukWJjIh— wasabitool (@wasabitool) February 9, 2020 Recently, he had a chance to visit Sarusawa Pond at the edge of Nara Park for a special photo opportunity. Between mid to late August every year, locals and visitors alike are drawn to the historic Naramachi neighborhood for a special evening event known as the Naramachi Yūho ならまち遊歩 (Naramachi Promenade). After sunset, people make their way past the lanterns hanging from the roofs of traditional merchant houses, and head through picturesque lantern-lined narrow streets where restaurants, bars and izakayas stay open late. But the lanterns don't stop there. The highlight of the event is the red lanterns at Sarusawa Pond. They are suspended on bamboo stalks, and their reflection on the surface of the pond in the waning hours of the day and into the night are a delight to behold. Already a beautiful scene to witness, Sarusawa Pond become truly magical thanks to wasabitool's masterful photography: As the sun sets, he begins... Reproduced with permission from wasabitool (@wasabitool) The light of the lanterns stands out as the evening progresses, creating even more stunning views... Reproduced with permission from wasabitool (@wasabitool) You can also see the four-story pagoda of Kofukuji Temple in the background Reproduced with permission from wasabitool (@wasabitool) Reproduced with permission from wasabitool (@wasabitool) Reproduced with permission from wasabitool (@wasabitool) If you'd like to see more of wasabitool's amazing photography, you can follow him on Twitter or on Instagram. By - Ben K. Tags: Japanese photographer / Lanterns / Nara / Naramachi / Photography / Sarusawa Pond / wasabitool grape Japan Art Photographer captures ethereal sight of lanterns reflected on Sarusawa Pond in Nara Related Article Japanese photographer captures perfectly timed shots of Great Buddha’s ritual cleaning Sumo Wrestler Performs Ring Entrance Ceremony While Skydiving From 4,000 Meters (With A Referee) If Final Fantasy 7’s Midgar exists, it may just be in Saitama, Japan Photographer captures majestic shot of Mt. Fuji in swirling sea of colorful clouds Japanese photog captures sunset silhouettes of electric wires, train tracks & other infrastructure Photography Imagining Our World Without Smartphones–Is This Our Society Today?