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Tōrō Nagashi

In collaboration with the Japanese community in Parma yesterday, in the square of the Peace in Parma, took place the commemoration ceremony of Tōrō Nagashi, an event celebrated every year in Japan.
Tōrō Nagashi (灯籠流し) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns (chōchin) down a river; tōrō is traditionally another word for lantern, while nagashi means “cruise, flow”. This is primarily done on the last evening of the Bon (Obon) Festival, based on the belief that this guides the spirits of the departed back to the other world.
During this ceremony are also commemorate the atomic explosions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 6 and 9, 1945).

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    • # Joe

      Congratulations on having your photo selected for the Feature Page.

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    • # Allegra

      molto bello, sono molto legata al Giappone da numerosi anni e ringrazio per le belle foto

      2011.08.12 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Artbee

      What a lovely ceremonial custom....lovely lighted lanterns and beautifully photographed as well.
      Congratulations on your FP featured photo!

      2011.08.12 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sadhya Rippon

      Very beautiful set. Great to see one of your pictures on the front page.
      Now you can blush again!

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    • # Felecia

      I still think it is wonderful and I think it is wonderful that it was selected for FP! Congratulations!!

      2011.08.12 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Christa

      I heard already about this wonderful custom on Japan, a lamp for a soul. Beautiful pictures, and of course, a joy for the children! :))

      2011.08.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      It looks like a lovely and solemn ceremony and you've captured it beautifully.

      2011.08.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Moira

      Lovely set Thanks for sharing.
      I really like that last shot and seeing the children's expression placing the lanterns , you captured it well.

      2011.08.06 Edited Reply Cancel