Festivals of Japan

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

Kuzuryu Festival 2017 Eiheiji Dai Toro Nagashi - Fukui

Following a dai seshoku memorial service (a memorial service where sutras, posthumous Buddhist names and legal names are read aloud) by the more than 120 role dormitory and Kumoosame crowd of Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple, about 10,000 lanterns are released into the Kuzuryu River. The scene which the band of light creates is sublime and magical.

Date Late August
Time 14:00-21:00
Official site http://toronagashi.com/?lang=en
Location (venue) Eiheiji River Park
Address Taniguchi, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun, Fukui
Price Lantern fees: Memorial lantern: 1,500 yen
Wish lantern: 1,000 yen
Balcony seating: 2,500 yen (1,300 seats)
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Region Chubu
Category Illumination, Traditional performing arts

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: Mar.6.2017

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