Open Map
Close Map
Projections and Nav Modes
  • Normal View
  • Fisheye View
  • Architectural View
  • Stereographic View
  • Little Planet View
  • Panini View
Click and Drag / QTVR mode
Compartilhe esta panorâmica
For Non-Commercial Use Only
This panorama can be embedded into a non-commercial site at no charge. Leia mais
Do you agree to the Terms & Conditions?
For commercial use, contacte-nos
Embed this Panorama
For Non-Commercial Use Only
For commercial use, contacte-nos


Candle Ritual at Japanese Cemetery

O ritual das velas é o ato final da cerimônia Shokon-sai no cemitério japonês de Álvares Machado, no interior paulista. Voluntários acendem centenas de velas em todos os túmulos para homenagear seus antepassados. O cemitério foi construído por imigrantes japoneses em 1918 que viviam em uma colônia próxima e foi fechado pelo presidente Getúlio Vargas em 1943 sob alegação de discriminação racial, pois somente japoneses e seus descententes podiam ser enterrados no local. Apenas um não japonês repousa no cemitério após ser assassinado ao defender uma familia japonesa durante um assalto. Desde 1920, todos os anos a cerimônia Shokon-sai, que em português significa convite às almas para a missa, é realizada e desde então não choveu em nenhuma data do festejo. Outro fato curioso é que no momento de acender as velas, até mesmo o vento para de soprar, não apagando nenhuma vela. Atualmente o cemitério está fechado e se tornou um patrimônio histórico preservado.

Copyright: Rubens Cardia
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Taken: 08/07/2018
Uploaded: 09/07/2018
Atualizado: 06/01/2019


Tags: candle; culture; historical; heritage; cemetery; night; religion; japanese; alvares machado; shokonsai
comments powered by Disqus
More About Brazil

Here's your soundtrack. Okay, maybe they're not exactly brazillian but their music is awesome and their live shows legendary.Now, Brazil covers almost half of South America and its Amazon rainforest is the world's largest jungle... which is rapidly getting cut down. The country is basically one giant botanical garden with some bangin' cities on its edges.Brazil was colonized in 1808 by the royal court of Portugal, which was fleeing Napolean's troops. They didn't stay long, and Brazil won its independence in 1822.Its biggest city, Sao Paulo, is the financial hub of South America. Brazil is the "b" in BRIC -- Brazil, Russia, India and China. These four were labeled the world's fastest developing large economies in the year 2001.Brazil is known for three things: amazingly beautiful women, carnival, and Pele -- King of Football, Athlete of the Century, football ambassador of the world and a declared national treasure.Brazillians can tell foreigners a mile away, by the way their hips move. Samba is built into the soul of brazil and carnival is when it bursts out into twenty-four hour undying explosions of sound on every street.This picture of mask diving at the Taipus reefs makes me shed hot and salty tears all over my calendar, which is set on "January" right now.Text by Steve Smith.

It looks like you’re creating an order.
If you have any questions before you checkout, just let us know at and we’ll get right back to you.