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“Genshousetsu”: Mark the End of the Lantern Festival at Sofukuji Temple

February 19 @ 5:30 pm

Mark the very last day of the lantern festival at Sofukuji Temple with the solemn “Genshousetsu” event. The last day of the lantern festival marks the first full moon of the new lunar year. There will be free “Genshou Dango” dumplings given out from  to the first 500 people from 5:30PM, and the white dumplings resemble the full moon!

Away from the busy crowds and bright lanterns, 1000 red candles will burn through the night. If you’re looking for the true roots of the lantern festival, look no further.


For more information and pictures, see Go! Go! Tomocchi!  (information in Japanese).


As this event is held in conjunction with the lunar calendar, the date changes every year:

  • 2019: Feb 19th
  • 2020: Feb 8th
  • 2021: Feb 26th
  • 2022: Feb 15th


February 19
5:30 pm