Tanabata Sky Lantern Festivals to Take Place in Tokyo and Kobe

09.June.2019 | SPOT

Last year, Starry Night Company (SNC) brought the Tanabata Sky Lantern Festival to Osaka. This year, they are set to host it in Tokyo and Osaka simultaneously on July 6 and 7. A total of 20,000 individual lanterns will be released over the two-day period in an even bigger and better festival than before.

 

Most lantern events held around the world use lanterns lit with fire, but for this event LED sky lanterns will be used to ensure safety. All lanterns are also fitted with a cord. One of Japan’s major lantern festivals, the event is made possible by SNC who developed the world’s first LED sky lantern.

Japanese actors Sho Aoyagi and Tsubasa Sakiyama will feature as guest speakers at the events.

 

Sky lanterns offer an entirely different kind of experience from other Japanese cultural traditions, such as summer fireworks. Those in Japan this summer won’t regret taking their special someone to this sky lantern festival.

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