Feb 3, 2018

Setsubun Mantoro at Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara

Setsubun Mantoro at Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara

3rd February, 2018 | at Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara
Candle fire lights up 3,000 lanterns. Here you can experience a fantastic world of antiquity.  
At Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara, each of the more than 3,000 lanterns in the precincts are lit up three days a year, namely on February 3rd and August 14th-15th, between 18:30 and 21:00.
This is an event which has continued for 800 years and most of the lanterns have been donated by ordinary citizens with the exception of a handful which had been dedicated by samurai warriors in the Warring States Period. Such scenery lit only by candlelight takes you back into bygone days of no electricity and is full of mysticism.
The reflections of the light on the river surface and the vermilion buildings of the shrine strike a beautiful harmony.  

# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/180203nara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://narashikanko.or.jp/en/

節分万燈籠/春日大社 (奈良市)

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