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.
|Event Dates||Late August every year (tentative)|
|Event Details||August 21, 2021 *The event may be cancelled or the contents changed due to the impact of the novel coronavirus disease.|
|Location (venue)||Eiheiji River Park|
|Address||Taniguchi, Eiheiji-cho, Yoshida-gun, Fukui|
|Price||1 tanzaku (thin paper strip used for writing prayers) - 1000 yen
(Last year, the festival was only held for related persons, and we accepted requests for tanzaku rather than for floating lanterns, due to the impact of the novel coronavirus disease.)
Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.