Burning paper offerings | Yamashita | SupChina

Burning paper offerings

A woman burns paper offerings in Lingyin Temple, Hangzhou, one of the largest Buddhist temples in China. The temple has a history of more than 1,600 years and contains many pagodas and Buddhist grottoes.

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Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.