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.


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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
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Reviews

5.03 months ago

Fantastic experience with the hot air balloon!

5.05 months ago

It better to visit early morning or evening.

4.03 weeks ago

Lovely park

3.04 years ago

The place waiting for a boat to go around the Islands

5.03 years ago

Highly recommended