Nara Prefecture’s Flower Festival takes place for 10 days with tens of thousands of candles lit throughout popular tourist attractions.
The annual Nara Flower Festival is also a typical cultural feature in the ancient capital. The festival reappears the tradition of visiting ancestors ‘graves, lighting lanterns on family altars to welcome ancestors’ souls to visit on Obon, expressing the most clearly about Japanese culture as well as customs. .
Starting in 1999, the Nara Flower Festival was officially held. During the festival, 20,000 candles will be lit throughout the 10 days until the Obon. The candlelight spots are Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine and Nara Park.
The Nara Flower Festival has been officially held since 1999. During the festival, 20,000 candles are lit for 10 days at Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine and Nara Park. Photo: ABC.
Photo: The Riotact. Lights will be lit up from sunset. A special feature is that the lanterns in the festival are made of hard candles to form the first part. The Japanese believe that if a candle burns and produces a flower, good luck will come.
Photo: The-riotact. For the success of the festival, more than 400 volunteers participated in making flower lanterns and cleaning them up after the festival season. Throughout the festival, you can also participate in activities such as calligraphy, origami, lanterns, martial arts performances …
More than 400 volunteers participated in making flower lanterns and cleaning them up after the festive season. Throughout the event, you can also participate in activities such as calligraphy, origami, lanterns, martial arts performances … Photo: Boutique Japan.
Nara’s special feature compared to other cities in Japan lies not in the bustle and color but in the tranquility with many ancient cultural architectural monuments of Japan still preserved and developed. . Nara is one of the cities in Japan with many monuments recognized by UNESCO as world cultural heritage.
Nara was the capital of Japan in 710 with the name Heijo-kyo. Heijo-kyo is the most beautiful and famous in the country of the rising sun in the period before 784 – also known as the Nara period. Photo: Boutique Japan.
Nara is more special than other cities in Japan because of its tranquility, many ancient cultural and architectural relics are preserved and developed. This is one of the cities in Japan with many monuments recognized by UNESCO as world cultural heritage. Photo: Visit Nara.