Tobata Gion Pyramid Lantern Festival

The ITT tourguide explained that the festival we were about to see was started over 200 years ago. The Tobata region had suffered an epidemic in the early 1800’s. The people in the area prayed for the epidemic to be lifted from their lands with this ritual. Since this worked they continued to hold it every year to keep the epidemic from coming back. … More Tobata Gion Pyramid Lantern Festival