Japanese Floating Lantern Festival

The lantern festival is to mark the end of the festival of the dead. Traditionally these small paper lanterns are set alight at night, and released up to the sky, or set afloat a river / lake / or sea.
This festival is a great way to help people with grieving and moving on from the lost of family, friends, ancestors, or loved ones.




Souls of the dead

Coming back to this life

A requiem for those we haveย loved

Sailing down the rivers and down the streams

A requiem for those we have lost

Going back from this life

Farewell again



(C)- Vivian Zems


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