An event was held on March 6th in the Shozenji district of Joetsu City, where 300 bamboo lanterns handmade by residents were lined up, and it was crowded with families.
This event was held by Shimoshozenji Kobo calling to four towns in the area.
Bamboo lanterns are made by making holes in bamboo tubes with a length of 30 to 40 cm, and 300 volunteers made by hand.
On this day, a candle was lit from around 6 pm. The faint lights lined up along the road from Shozenji Kobo to “Forest Kindergarten Teku Teku” for 300m.
A person who saw the lantern said, “I have been patient with the spread of the new coronavirus. I am healed by the light. I want the corona to disappear with the flame.”
In addition, the local chairman of the neighborhood said, “It’s good to have children see it. I may reflect on it this time. I hope I can do more next year.”
Address: 1027-2 Shimoshozenji, Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture
Access: From the Joetsu-Takada IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway, head toward Naoetsu on the foot of the mountain line, and head toward Shozenji Dam at the Ii intersection. Arrived in about 10 minutes.