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Bonbori Festival was held

Bonbori festival was held on 6th to 9th August.

During the period of the Bonbori Festival, Nagoshi Festival to purge misdeeds, misfortune, and impurity in summer was held on 6th. Two more rituals were also conducted; on 7th, Risshu Festival to offer an abundant harvest and thanks given a healthy life on the first day of autumn, and on 9th, Minamoto Sanetomo’s birthday, Sanetomo Festival.

About 400 lanterns were set up with the cooperation of artists and celebrities in and around Kamakura city. They were lighted after sunset, and the precinct was filled with enchanting lights in the precinct. Many people visited and enjoyed summer fine nights through the 4days.

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