At Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, the "Bonbori Festival", which colors the summer night, started on the night of the 6th.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine's "Bonbori Festival" is an event held every year around this time in which pictures and calligraphy donated by cultural figures with ties to Kamakura are made into paper lanterns and displayed in the precincts.
On the first day, the 6th, as the area began to get dark, candles were lit one after another in about 400 large and small paper lanterns.
This year, there are many paper lanterns depicting historical figures who appear in the NHK Taiga drama "Kamakura-dono no thirteen". Masako Hojo's paper lanterns drawn by Mr. Hojo were attracting attention.
Visitors enjoyed the fantastic summer night by taking pictures.
A mother who visited with her family said, "The 13 paper lanterns of Kamakura-dono were fun."
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine's "Bonbori Festival" will be held until the 9th.