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Bonbori Festival was held

2019bon1.JPGBonbori Festival was held from 7th to 9th August.

During the Bonbori Festival, Nagoshi-sai, a purification ritual to mark the end of summer on 7th, Risshu-sai, ritual for the arrival of autumn on 8th, 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. In this year, Ambassador of Greece, Moldova, Tunisia, Ambassadress of England, and Italy also drew and contributed their bonbori. 

They were lighted one by one after sunset by shrine maidens, and the precinct was filled with visionary lights and visitors.


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