Takikawa Lantern Festival

The 11th year of a community tradition

By Anna Cocchiarella    - 1 min read
Venue: Takikawa, Hokkaido, Japan When: Late Feb 2022

The city of Takikawa, located between Sapporo and Asahikawa, carries out its lantern festival in its annual community festival. The citizens of Takikawa create thousands of lanterns out of simple paper bags — some simple, some works of art — and light them by candle to create one beautiful night.

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Anna Cocchiarella

Anna Cocchiarella @anna.cocchiarella

When I'm not being jumped on by elementary schoolers and ignored by middle schoolers, I admire the splendor of Hokkaido mountains, search for the perfect meal, and draw portraits of random people.

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