Lantern Festival features rousing taiko drum performances by Fushu Daiko, kids’ activities (including a mask shop, a variety of games and a build your own guiding light lantern activity) traditional Japanese folk dancing and an all-day ennichi street fair. At the end of the evening, visitors watch hundreds of paper lanterns—each lit by a single candle—dot Morikami Lake, against a sky of fireworks.

On the Matsuri Stage:

Japanese Folk-Dancing 3:45pm | 5:15pm

Taiko Drumming 4:30pm | 6:00pm | 7:00pm

Morikami Lake:

Lantern Floating  7:30pm

Farewell Fireworks  8:00pm

Yamato Station

Explore the history of the Yamato Colony and the legacy of George Morikami. Meet the Morikami Curatorial Staff and learn more about our diverse Collections, thought-provoking exhibitions and innovative programs.

Commemorative t-shirt:

Bring your own t-shirt and get a FREE* screenprint compliments of the Fine Print Shoppe with this year’s exclusive  Lantern Festival design by Brian Reedy.   (shown below are 2019 designs, stay tuned for 2020!)

*Your first print is free, each additional print on items you provide is $5.  You can also purchase a shirt with the design for $10.

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