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Bonbori Festival was held

Bonbori Festival was held from 6th to 9th August.

During the period of the Bonbori Festival, Nagoshi-sai to purge misdeeds, misfortune, and impurity in summer was held on 6th. Two more rituals were also conducted; on 7th, Risshu-sai 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-sai.

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 visionary lights.


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