Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lantern Floating Ceremony

Aloha, Dear Friend!

click on the photos :)
The Holiday is over,
but every day is a holiday in Waikiki

"If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.

Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. "

Raymond Inmon

photo courtesy of Ted Trimmer

"Time does not become sacred to us
until we have lived it,
until it has passed over us
and taken with it part of ourselves."

John Burroughs


Memorial Day is packed with emotion.
From the fly overs of jets
to the ceremonies;
For one day we remember
those who serve
with a choking mixture of
pride, pain, celebration,
and deep regret,
mingled with

Here in Honolulu
lantern floating ceremony,
based on the Toro Nagashi of Japan,
is held every Memorial Day.

Below is a brief, touching video of last year's event,
followed by a longer video of this year's.

Wishing you Peace,



SandyCarlson said...

That was stunning. That festival is gorgeous. Thank you bringing so much that is beautiful into my day.

Teresa said...

The lanterns are really cool.

Friko said...

Thank you and Peace to you.
Aloha, dear friend. Thank you for your kind words on my blog.

Anonymous said...

As life must be lived forwards, yet can only be understood backwards, one can only hope that those lights will reach their destination, providing worldwide peace.
A nice start into the new month for you all.

daily athens

Couture Carrie said...

Another lovely tribute, darling!

Hope you had a gorgeous Memorial Day!


John McElveen said...

How absolutely beautiful. I love the diversity in the very first pic!


Marguerite said...

What a beautiful festival and the lanterns are so cool! Aloha, cher!

Anonymous said...

very cool. aloha


magiceye said...

namaste /\ from Mumbai

wenn said...

thx for sharing..very interesting event!

Cloudia said...

Thank you for your visit today :)

dinesh chandra said...

hi cloudia how r u good pic and good blog .


Dinesh Chandra

thekingpin68 said...

Fine fireworks photo, Cloudia.

claude said...

It is very important to remember every year. The lantern floating ceremony is very beautiful.

LadyFi said...

Gorgeous lanterns - serene and peaceful.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for coming today!

Kay said...

I'm sorry I missed Toro Nagashi this year. I really think it's a moving ceremony.