The 37th Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival in Yonezawa, Feb. 8 & 9

Started by seven citizens as an event in winter, Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival is full of poetic sentiment & fantasy. It provides people with an opportunity to remember their ancestors and express their appreciation to their forerunners who set the groundwork for the present peace, while the beauty of snow in a hard frost enchant them. On the day of the festival, the soft light from snow lanterns and fantastic atmosphere envelope Yonezawa in winter.
≪Official site of the 37th Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival≫
http://yukidourou.yonezawa.info/
≪Website specially created for winter festivals in Tohoku≫
http://tohoku-monogatari.org/p/fuyumatsuri_top.html

 

●Date: Sat. February 8 to Sun. February 9, 2014
※Lanterns lighted from 5:30 p.m.
●Venue: Uesugi-jinja Shrine and Matsu-ga-Misaki Park area
●Major events:
・Snow lantern light-up on the eve, Fri. Feb. 7, from 5:30 p.m.  
・Mass for the repose of the soul, Sat. Feb. 8, from 5 p.m.
・Stage performance, Sat. Feb. 8 & Sun. Fe. 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
・Product exhibition and sale, Sat. Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sun.
Feb. 9, from 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
●Please note:
※No parking space is available around the venue. Please use the shuttle bus services from Yonezawa City Hall or Yonezawa Station.
※As sub-zero temperature is expected on the day, you are advised to dress warmly and put on non-slip shoes.