Aug/15 - 16, 2019 The Matsushima Bon Festival of the Sea

Sightseeing information about Aug/15 - 16, 2019 The Matsushima Bon Festival of the Sea in Japan.


Aug/15 - 16, 2019 The Matsushima Bon Festival of the Sea3.4

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"The Matsushima Bon Festival of the Sea" started after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami praying for departed souls.
This festival features the floating of paper lanterns, Bon dancing, taiko drum performances and a fireworks show. Approximately 1.200 paper lanterns are floated in Matsushima Bay, and it's said that this is a ritual for spirits to ride lanterns and send it to Pure Land. And at the end of the festival, fireworks are launched into the night sky as part of a memorial ceremony for the spirits of dead in 2011.

On August 16, "Osegakie" , an event dating back seven hundred years is held at Zuiganji Temple.
About 50 Buddhist priests and 20 kids make a special procession from Zuiganji Temple to the bay where they perform a special ceremony and fill the air with the sound of their chants. After the ceremony, paper lanterns are floated on the Bay.

"The Matsushima Bon Festival of the Sea"
Venue: Matsushima’s Central Park next to Godaido Temple
Dates: August 15 & 16
*In case of stormy rain, it will be cancelled.
Hours: 6pm - 9pm
Access: a 5-min walk form Matsushima-Kaigan Station on JR Senseki Line


August 15
5:00pm Kids Event
6:00pm~9:10pm Taiko Drum Performance, Bon Dancing, the Floating of Paper Lanterns
・at Zuiganji Temple
6:00pm lit-up lanterns along an approach to a temple (〜9:00pm)
・at Kakomachi Minka House
2:00pm Workshop for kids(〜5:00pm)
・供養灯篭
供養灯籠の事前申込は観光協会窓口にて行っております。
なお、8月15日、16日は、松島海岸中央広場の特設テントにて午後2時~受け付けております。1基1000円。
・cruise ship for viewing the floating lanterns
Departure 6:50pm、7:20pm、7:50pm
Fee 500yen/adult、250yen/kid
Firework Show 8:00pm~(20mins)

August 16(Fri)Osegakie
・at Matsushima Central Park
8:00pm Osegakie at Zuiganji Temple(~9:00pm)
・at Zuiganji Temple
6:00pm lit-up lanterns along an approach to a temple (〜9:00pm)
・cruise ship for viewing the floating lanterns
Departure 6:50pm、7:20pm、7:50pm
Fee: 500yen/adult、250yen/kid
Firework Show 8:50pm~(5mins)

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Purposeeasily accessible,spiritual places,beach,world heritage,experience,night view,nature,family,fireworks of Japan,shrine/temple,sightseeing,let's hang out!,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Matsushimakaigan Sta. (about 400m) Google Transit

Reviews

5.0a month ago

It better to visit early morning or evening.

3.04 years ago

The place waiting for a boat to go around the Islands

5.03 years ago

Highly recommended

3.02 months ago

松島海岸駅から交番すぐの交差点を通過すると右にはマリンピア松島水族館がありましたが、震災後に仙台の水族館に吸収された形になりました。マリンピア跡地前から広場に入り、海沿いを歩いて観瀾亭の下を進むと松島遊覧船の桟橋まで行けます。防潮堤や防潮水門はかさ上げされました。マリンピア跡地には某有名店が出店予定だそうですが、松島海岸駅からペデストリアンデッキが広場につながる計画なので、お店にも有利に働くのは予想される事です。工事は竣工ではなく当面新たな計画が進行しますから落ち着くのは海沿いだけなのでしょう。
 震災前にベンチにいるとカモメが近くにいて食べ物を狙っていましたので油断すると横取りされます。公園でホッとひと息なんて気を抜くのはカモメの餌食になります。カモメ注意の場所です。

4.02 months ago

とても見晴らしが良くて
磯の香りがしてリラックスできました
最高!