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Retro Japan in Photos: Russian Orthodox church in Kyoto projects solemn beauty

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A late Russian Empire-era candle stand (left) for the remembrance of those in "eternal sleep" and used in services is seen in the Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Kyoto's Nakagyo Ward on Dec. 29, 2021. On the right is a work my Meiji-era icon painter Yamashita Rin depicting the angel Gabriel telling Mary she will have a virgin birth. (Mainichi/Takao Kitamura)

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