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)|
|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)
|Category||Illumination, Traditional performing arts|
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