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The ritual of releasing fireflies was held

Hotaru-hojo-sai (the ritual of releasing fireflies) was held at 7pm on 9th June.HotaruRep.JPG

Fortunately, the rain stopped at the moment of releasing fireflies. Visitors could enjoy the fantastic sight while walking around the pond after the ritual.

Foreign diplomats and their families were invited, and some of their children participated for releasing fireflies with Japanese children.

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