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Bonbori Festival was held

2018bonbori-1.JPGBonbori Festival was held from 6th to 9th August.

During the Bonbori Festival, Nagoshi-sai, a purification ritual to mark the end of summer on 6th, Risshu-sai, ritual for the arrival of autumn on 7th, and Sanetomo-sai, which commemorates the birthday of Minamoto no Sanetomo on 9th were conducted.

About 400 bonbori paper lanterns drawn by artists and celebrities were displayed in the precinct. They were lighted one by one after sunset by shrine maidens.

2018bonbori-2.JPGBecause of a typhoon, bonbori paper lanterns couldn’t be displayed for some days this year, however, on the first day and last day, the paper lanterns were lighted and the precinct was filled with visionary lights and visitors.

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