Japanese lantern lighting ceremony

Japanese lantern lighting ceremony(toro nagashi) is celebrated on the last day of the Bon Festival to guide the spirits of the dead back home.

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夢のようだ… 世界遺産の街「ホイアンランタン祭り」の夜が神々しすぎる

Sendai Tanabata Festival, Japan.

On July in Japan there is a festival called 'Tanabata' or Star Festival. People decorate the streets with coloured streamers.

Sakura Lanterns, with Japanese kanji characters. Sakura (櫻花) means cherry tree in Japan, and this style of lantern is associated with the annual cherry blossom festival (hanami, 花見, lit. "flower viewing"). Hanami at night is called yozakura (夜桜, literally night sakura). In many places such as Ueno Park, these temporary paper lanterns are hung for the purpose of yozakura. [parts from Wikipedia]

Sakura Lanterns, with Japanese kanji characters. Sakura (櫻花) means cherry tree in Japan, and this style of lantern is associated with the annual cherry blossom festival (hanami, 花見, lit.

Bamboo Lantern Festival, Usuki, Oita, Japan

Bamboo Lantern Festival, Usuki, Oita, Japan To be able to participate in this

Nagasaki lantern festival  ---------#japan #japanese #lanterns

長崎ランタン祭/Nagasaki lantern festival/ i love Japan. I grew up hearing such wonderful stories! My mom was an army brat & they spent 2 tours of duty.

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