Shichi-Go-San, Tokyo

An annual festival for three, five and seven year old children where they dress up in their finest and go to the shrine with their families.

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Offerings to the gods, Bali

Daily offerings, Bali

Small offerings of food, fruit and flowers on woven palm leaf are made to the gods twice daily.

The Balinese are a very religous and superstitious people.  Their religion is a unique blend of Indian Hinduism and local animism.  Bali remained the last bastion of Hinduism on the Indonesian archipelago after the arrival of Islam from the 12th century AD.

Prambanan, Indonesia

Prambanan temples, Indonesia

Prambanan is one of the largest Hindu temple complexes in South East Asia.  Built over a thousand years ago, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is located near the Javanese city of Yogyakarta.

Unfortunately a 2006 earthquake caused major damage to the site rendering much of it unstable and off-limit to visitors.