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Memorial lantern floating ceremony


A special ceremony preceding Irei no Hi, Okinawa's Memorial Day. The toro nagashi, or lantern floating ceremony, is a traditional observance for the spirits of the deceased. Participants will have an opportunity to construct their own floating lantern, light a candle for a departed loved one and set it afloat on the pond.

17:30 Lantern making
18:45 Walk from the clock tower to the Peace Memorial Walls
19:00 Searchlight display and Fire of Peace lighting
19:45 Shadow and Ryukyu music and dance performance
20:30 Floating the lanterns
21:00 Closing

Event name: Memorial lantern floating ceremony
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time: 17:30-21:00
Place: Okinawa Peace Memorial Park (Itoman City)
Admission: Free