Japanese Lantern Festival in JP

The text below is from the web site: http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/jamaica_plain/2013/06/15th_annual_lantern_festival_s.html

“A much-loved community event for Jamaica Plain, as well as Greater Boston, the Lantern Festival draws its inspiration from the Japanese [Buddhist] Bon Festival -- a celebration each year when a door opens to the world of their ancestors allowing loved ones to send messages to the other side,” the group said in an e-mail. “It is a time when neighbors come together to share stories, celebrate, and honor the memories of loved ones.”

"The festival will feature traditional Japanese dance from students of Showa Boston, Irish music from guitar and fiddle duo the Whiskey Boys, gospel music from Ron Murphy, and Grand Master Tsuji's Taiko drummers, the e-mail said.

Admission is free.

A key part of the ritual is sending out memorial lanterns on water. A $10 donation is requested per lantern.

Parking costs $10. Attendees are encouraged to use public transit and to also bring a flashlight."

 

 

 

 

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  • Chris B.

    Not going to make it :(

    July 18, 2013

  • OshunGoddess

    Sorry have to stay later at work. Enjoy!

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry to miss this, but I've got to work tonight. Enjoy!

    July 18, 2013

  • Vivian

    Yes, work event got cancelled. I can go! See everyone there!

    July 18, 2013

  • Cheryl

    So sorry to have to miss it but I am in the middle of a move. Have Fun!

    July 17, 2013

  • Karen W.

    No can do. Next year . . .

    July 17, 2013

  • Vivian

    Won't be able to make it tomorrow night :( Next time!

    July 17, 2013

  • ann

    Am canceling due to heat wave conditions.

    July 17, 2013

  • Sue Clever D.

    Should we meet by the entrance to the cemetary?

    July 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds like a good plan!

      July 17, 2013

  • Jorge

    This is a great event, so sorry I won't be able to attend. Be sure to bring your camera.

    July 1, 2013

  • Orianne

    Sounds fun!

    June 24, 2013

  • candace

    maybe

    June 22, 2013

  • Jim B

    Great idea!

    June 22, 2013

  • Cristina N.

    hi about 1/2 mile from the cemetery. You are welcome to park on my street & walk over there with me. [masked] for address & directions. Cheers, Cris

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Alas, I can't walk much...

    June 22, 2013

  • Sue Clever D.

    Anyone know a good location to meet?

    June 22, 2013

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