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Firefly Festival was held

Hotaru-hojo-sai (firefly festival) was held at 7pm on 13th June.

After the ritual in Lower Worship Hall, Priests and children stepped to Yanagihara Sacred Pond. The sight of fireflies flying around clear water in the twilight shade was striking. Fireflies are then released to the pond by them.

This year, 10 girls from 5 countries participated to the ritual and release fireflies.

Ambassadors and staff from 11 embassies and foreign students attended to the ritual as the international cultural exchange. They enjoyed looking around fireflies.

 

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