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Asakusa Information ~"A summer night's festival in Asakusa, Tōrō nagashi"

浅草夏の夜まつり とうろう流し
"Tōrō nagashi" or flowing lanterns, was started to mourn the spirits of those who lost their lives at the Sumida river during incidents such as the Great Kanto Earthquake and the firebombing of Tokyo during World War II.

The lanters which are set afloat at Sumida river, with prayers for peace, is a sight to behold.  A famous seasonal tradition of summer in Asakusa which many visitors come to see from around the world.

<Time and Date> August 11th 2018 (Sat)  18:30 ~ 20:00
<Location> Sumida River  By the Azuma Bridge Water Terrace
               * 5 minute walk from the hotel

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