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Bonbori Matsuri at Kamakura Video

The sights & sounds of the Japanese lantern festival

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Bonbori Matsuri (Bonbori Festival 雪洞祭) at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura when watching this movie. The cicada love song is buzzing with excitement. Hundreds of people flock to witness the delicate candle lighting of 400 Bonbori, or Japanese paper shade lanterns. Artistically decorated by budding artists, professionals, and celebrities, the bonbori are lined up beautifully along the raised cherry tree pathway up to the shrine. Arrive early and visit the lotus flower pond. Here you might find a few turtles swimming with excitement. Festival rituals and events take place annually August 6-9th.

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