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TORO NAGASHI – Paper Lantern Floating in Sumida, Tokyo

Yesterday we attended Toro Nagashi, the Paper Lantern Floating event in which candle-lit lanterns with handwritten messages are set afloat to guide the spirit of the ancestors back to the other world.

It’s celebrated on the last evening of the O-Bon festival, the Summer days when the spirits of the deceased come back to this world for a visit.

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(Better w/sound) Today, #ToroNagashi 「#灯籠流し, Lantern Floating」was celebrated in #Sumidagawa, #Asakusa. ✨ . Please see my video (and my Instagram Story!) for more info about this beautiful tradition that bids farewell to the souls of the departed!✨🏮🎐 . Are you a spiritual person? 😊 . . . . #japan #japanlife #japanesestyle #photo_jpn #ig_jp #ig_nippon #lifeintokyo #japanstyle #tokyolife #lovejapan #japanese #nippon #cooljapan #東京 #日本 #tokyo #tokyotravel #japanphotographer #japaneseculture #japaneselifestyle #japanfocus #japanesetradition #japon #explorejapan #instagramjapan #igersjp_ Filmed with @gopro @goprojp @goproes and @sonyalpha

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This event is celebrated all over Japan and even outside the country. We went to Sumida river, in Asakusa, Tokyo. It was packed with people from start to end (18:00 to 20:30). Many people were there just having beer and snacks (respectfully) and enjoying the night view.

Attendance is completely free and you can purchase a lantern to participate actively in the event!

It was a beautiful experience.

Hope you enjoy my video and photos! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to tag along via Instagram Stories!

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