Jul 15, 2017

Toro-Nagashi (sending off the spirits of the dead on lanterns floated in river) at Kaga Daishouji Temple, Ishikawa

Toro-Nagashi (sending off the spirits of the dead on lanterns floated in river) at Kaga Daishouji Temple, Ishikawa

15th July, 2017 | at Kaga Daishouji Temple, Ishikawa
Tōrō nagashi is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns (chōchin) down a river; tōrō is traditionally another word for lantern, while nagashi means "cruise, flow".

This is primarily done on the last evening of the Bon Festival festival based on the belief that this guides the spirits of the departed back to the other world.   (*reference: wiki)  












# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170720kaga.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.hot-ishikawa.jp/...














加賀大聖寺 灯ろうながし(石川県)

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