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Photo Journal: Golden harvest

Maidens at Kushida Shrine in Fukuoka's Hakata Ward use chopsticks to collect fallen gingko nuts during the "Ginan otoshi" (falling gingko nut) ritual on Oct. 4, 2017. The nuts, which are a vivid yellow on the inside, are from the roughly 22-meter-tall "Meoto ginan" (husband and wife gingko) tree that stands next to the shrine's main hall. Shrine staff use bamboo poles to shake the nuts free of the giant tree's branches to be collected and then presented as an offering to the shrine's deity. (Mainichi)

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