Lantern Festival attracts 6,000 at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

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Thousands gathered at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach for the 2015 Lantern Festival: in the Spirit of Obon. The event sold out in 13 days! It brought visitors young and old to the museum for a day of Japanese folk-dancing, drumming, an Ennichi street fair, and of course, the iconic lantern floating ceremony.

This annual festival aims to promote stewardship of natural and cultural sites.

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is located in Morikami Park at 4000 Morikami Park Road and is owned and operated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department. It has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida since its opening in 1977. For more natural, archaeological and cultural opportunities, visit www.pbcparks.com.

Watch this short video to get a glimpse of 2015’s Lantern Festival!

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