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Bamboo Lantern Festival, Usuki, Oita, Japan:

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

Float ship festival, Nagatoro, Saitama, Japan

Float ship - Nagatoro, Saitama // photo by Takero Kawabata, Japan -- click image for more photos and information

During the last day of the celebration of o-bon, a span of three days when spirits are thought to return to their ancestral homes, people float paper lanterns down a river to guide the spirits of the departed back to the other world.

Toro Nagashi (灯籠流し) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns (chōchin) down a river; tōrō is traditionally another word for lantern, while nagashi means “cruise, flow” - paper lanterns obon festival japan

Higashi Chaya Area in winter: Kanazawa Tourist Information Guide

Higashi Chaya Area in winter, walked down this beautiful street, but in summer: Kanazawa Tourist Information Guide


What's the environmental impact of a sky lantern?

♥** SKY LANTERNS **♥ Light up the night sky - creates a spectacular view. Altenative to fireworks. Skylanterns R 13 white / mixed colours Heart Sky lanterns* R 20 red / white