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Kannon Mantoe

観音万灯会

Kannon Mantoe

観音万灯会

Hasadera Temple’s Kannon Mantoe is held annually from New Year’s Eve to January 3. This festival finds lanterns being offered to Kannon Bosatsu, more familiarly known in the West as Quan Yin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. In preparation for the turning of the year, the 399 steps leading to the main hall are decorated with lanterns to welcome visitors. At exactly midnight, a goma fire ceremony is held as an offering to the spirit of compassion. Goma sticks are provided to participants on which to write prayers before burning them in the fire.

Venue Details & Access Info
Event Location

Hasedera Temple

Address

731-1 Hase, Samurai (Hasedera Temple)

桜井市初瀬731-1(長谷寺)

Access

From Kintetsu Hasedera Station:
- 15 minutes on foot from the station.

Related Venues Hasedera Temple

Name/address in local language

  • 観音万灯会 Kannon Mantoe
  • address 桜井市初瀬731-1(長谷寺) 731-1 Hase, Samurai (Hasedera Temple)
  • Address
Opening Time & Admissions
Event Date

31 Dec - 03 Jan

Opening Hours

9:00 - 16:30

Admission

Adults: ¥500
Children: ¥250

Contact Details
Website

http://www.hasedera.or.jp/promotion/1/blog_index.html?key=date&value=201512

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