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Bonbori-matsuri (Bonbori Festival) 雪洞祭
6th - 9th August

Bonbori-matsuri (Bonbori Festival) 雪洞祭

Bonbori is the Japanese lamp with a paper shade. Various pictures and examples of calligraphy offered to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu are mounted to look like lamps, which are lined up beautifully along the pathway to the shrine. About 400 lampshades are set up in the precinct for the Bonbori festival.


6th August 3pm
Nagoshi-sai (End of Summer Ritual) 夏越祭
7th August 5pm
Risshu-sai (Start of Autumn Ritual) 立秋祭
9th August 10am
Sanetomo-sai (Minamoto Sanetomo Ritual) 実朝祭

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