Jul 21, 2013

Lantern Floating Ceremony

Over 10,000 colorful lanterns are put into the Motoyasu River to wish keep floating toward the future with our prayer for peace.


***Anyone can take part in this event***

Date:6th August (every year)

Time:6pm-10pm (Reception close:9pm)

Place:Motoyasu River (near the A-bomb Dome)

Participation fee:600yen 
(You can apply for the event at the reception desk under the tent on the day of event.)


Organizers:The executive committee of Toro-nagashi

Jul 6, 2013

July 20th(SAT)Onomichi Sumiyoshi Fireworks Festival

Event:Onomichi Sumiyoshi Fireworks Festival
Date:July 20, 2013 7:30 pm
Organizer:Onomichi sumiyoshi kai

UpdatedJune 19, 2012
Venue:Onomichi Suido Channel(near sumiyoshi shirine)
Address:Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan
This display, and the Hamadonya Group which provides the 13,000 fireworks that are used, have been going since the Edo period. In 1741, the recently appointed magistrate of Onomichi, Hirayama Kakuzaemon Naozumi, moved Sumiyoshi Shrine from the Jodoji Temple to Sumiyoshihama on the waterfront protect the port from misfortune. The festival is held in order to wish for the prosperity of business and the safety of sea traffic. There is a colorful parade of boats and the air is filled with thousands of fireworks above the Onomichi Suido Channel.
Taking the ferry over the water to Mukaishima, allows you enjoy the display without having fight the huge crowds (about 350,000 people show up).
Parking for 2500 cars
Access: 10 min walk from Onomichi JR Station (on the Sanyo Line)