Nagasaki Lantern Festival, Nagasaki

“China in Japan” which celebrates the lunar New Year. Nagasaki prefecture, where there is the exoticism most in Japan. It is a transmission area of the culture of the Mainland China from ancient times, furthermore, it was developed by overseas trading with Portugal or Netherlands from the 16th century.

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The influence of it is seen as Nagasaki’s original dishes that was arranged from each countries, a western-style building, a christian churches, and foreigner’s residence traces.

Above all, the Chinatown called “Shinchi” is a popular sightseeing spot of its exotic taste, and is a main site of “the Lantern Festival”. The festival is performed from January 1 to 15 of the lunar year. (It change every year, from the beginning of February to the middle of it in the modern calendar.)

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To prevent missing of the arrival of a spirit of the New Year, the light of approximately 15,000 is lit up in many places of the city, the scenery seemed to be totally already spring.

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Main site of the festival is Shinchi Chinatown, and other sites are Chuo Koen, Tojin Yashiki, Kofukuji, Kaji-ichi, Haman-machi Arcade, Koushi-byou (Confucian Shrine). A stage event and the display of the large art object are carried out in each site.

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Information

Name:Nagasaki Lantern Festival
Adresse:Shinchimachi 10-13 Nagasaki-city, Nagasaki 850-0842 Japan
Access:Nagasaki Electric Tramway "Tsuki-Machi-eki Station” (2 minutes walk)
Tel:(+81)95-825-5175 (Multilingual Call Center)
Official site:http://www.at-nagasaki.jp/

日本, 〒850-0842 長崎県長崎市新地町10−13


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