Tourou Nagashi ceremony

The most popular festival in Japan to honor the deceased is called Obon お盆. It is of Buddhist origin and has been held since five centuries ago.


Some paper lanterns called Chouchin 提 灯.

One of the most beautiful rituals of this festivity is the Tourou Nagashi 灯籠流し, which is to put paper lanterns at nightfall in the course of a river, one for each person you want to honor. In contrast to the dark, a similar of a fire dragon figure is created in the riverbed.


The lanterns cross the river in a row.

This event mainly takes place in August and there are usually fireworks, traditional dances like the Bon Odori and stalls of food and drink for attendees.


Before nightfall visitors enjoy the food and drink stalls.


Fireworks are used to close the ceremony and is one of the most memorable moments for the public.


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