Sandera Mairi in Hida, Gifu Prefecture

15th January, 2016 | at Furukawa River, Hida, Gifu Prefecture   Sandera Maairi in Hida, Gifu Prefecture features kimono-clad women lighting candles on a bank of the Setogawa River. The festival honors Shinran, the founder of the Jodoshinshu sect of Buddhism, who died on January 16, 1282. Dozens of snow pillars topped with candles are placed along the town’s main streets. The festival is popular with couples because in the old days the river is where young women went to meet their lovers. official website ››  http://www.hida-kankou.jp/

  • Sandera Mairi in Hida, Gifu Prefecture   Sandera Mairi in Hida, Gifu Prefecture
      三寺まいり(円光寺・真宗寺・本光寺)岐阜県飛騨古川

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