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Obon celebrations ends with Toro Nagashi or the floating of lanterns. Paper lanterns are illuminated and then floated down rivers or on the ocean or lakes symbolically signaling the ancestral spirits' return to the world of the dead.
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Obon celebrations ends with Toro Nagashi or the floating of lanterns. Paper lanterns are illuminated and then floated down rivers or on the ocean or lakes symbolically signaling the ancestral spirits' return to the world of the dead.