Toro Nagashi

(Floating Lantern Ceremony)

Saturday, August 11, 2018

7:00 - 9:00 PM

First held in 1946, Toro Nagashi (literally, “flowing lanterns”) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float glowing paper lanterns down a river to commemorate the souls of the dead. Typically observed during Obon, a three-day Buddhist festival held in honor of one’s ancestors, Toro Nagashi is meant to be more of a joyful celebration than a time of mourning.

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