Jan 15, 2017

Sandera Mairi in Hida, Gifu Prefecture

Sandera Mairi in Hida, Gifu Prefecture

15th January, 2017 | at Furukawa River, Hida, Gifu Prefecture  
Sandera Maairi in Hida, Gifu Prefecture features kimono-clad women lighting candles on a bank of the Setogawa River.
The festival honors Shinran, the founder of the Jodoshinshu sect of Buddhism, who died on January 16, 1282.

Dozens of snow pillars topped with candles are placed along the town’s main streets.
The festival is popular with couples because in the old days the river is where young women went to meet their lovers.

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

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170115sandera.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.hida-kankou.jp/


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