Friday, August 12, 2011

Nara TO-KAE candle show

This evening I went to Nara Park, or Deer Park to see Nara TO-KAE. It is a candlelight show held only 10 days in summer which started twelve years ago.

Tens of thousands of candles were lit up in Nara which used to thrive as a capital 1300 years ago.
TO-KA is a lump of flower shape on the top of a candlewick after lighting a candle. They say it is a good fortune when the flower shape is made.

People just sat down along the pond in peace to spend a relaxed time by the mystic candle light. Beautiful, peaceful rather new tradition.

1 comment:

  1. What romantic night it was!
    ...But, didn't you have to bring mosquito repellent with you?