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Toro Nagashi Week

September 16 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

September 16 – 22, 2019 – TORO NAGASHI WEEK – 1800 Lakeside Avenue – Richmond, Virginia 23228 

Tōrō Nagashi Week Activities and Events; September 16-22, 2019

In the spirit of the Japanese ceremony, Tōrō Nagashi, please join us for a weeklong festival as we take time to reflect and commemorate those that came before us. Traditionally, this late-summer Japanese ceremony honors the memory of loved ones. During the festival of Obon, it is believed that ancestors come back to spend time with the living. On the final evening of the festival, paper lanterns are set afloat to accompany the spirits as they depart for another year. Tōrō (灯籠), pronounced toh-roh, means “lantern,” while nagashi (流し), pronounced nah-gah-shee, means “cruise” or “flow.” 

TŌRŌ NAGASHI EVENTS: 

Monday, September 16 – Sunday, September 22 – Reflective Garden Walk

Meander the paths of the Central Garden and Cherry Tree Walk to discover self-reflective prompts. 

Tuesday, September 17, 1 – 2:30 p.mTōrō Nagashi Workshop – Remembering, Reflecting and Rediscovering You: Nurturing Yourself through Nature

Included with Garden Admission ($13 non-members/free for members). Reserve your spot by purchasing your Garden admission in advance and registering here.

Wednesday, September 18, 1 – 2:30 p.mTōrō Nagashi Workshop – Your Journey through Grief 

 Included with Garden Admission ($13 non-members/free for members). Reserve your spot by purchasing your Garden admission in advance and registering here.

Also – 6 – 9 p.m. Tōrō Nagashi Commemorative Festival 

There are still a few tickets remaining! Purchase yours today to avoid disappointment. Both members and non-members must have a pre-purchased Eventbrite ticket to attend.

On this evening from 6 – 9 p.m., enjoy contemplative live music, meander the paths of the Central Garden and Cherry Tree Walk to discover self-reflective prompts, and enjoy food and beverages for purchase. As dusk falls, observe the tranquil scene of floating glowing lanterns in Lake Sydnor and the pools of the Central Garden. This family-friendly event includes the opportunity to join in making a community paper chain of wishes and commemorations.

M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! open extended hours from 6 – 8 p.m.

Thursday, September 19, 1- 2:30 p.mTōrō Nagashi Workshop – Living Our Best Season

Included with Garden Admission ($13 non-members/free for members). Reserve your spot by purchasing your Garden admission in advance and registering here.

6 – 9 p.mTōrō Nagashi Commemorative Festival 

 Both members and non-members must have a pre-purchased Eventbrite ticket to attend.

On this evening from 6 – 9 p.m., enjoy contemplative live music, meander the paths of the Central Garden and Cherry Tree Walk to discover self-reflective prompts, and enjoy food and beverages for purchase. As dusk falls, observe the tranquil scene of floating glowing lanterns in Lake Sydnor and the pools of the Central Garden. This family-friendly event includes the opportunity to join in making a community paper chain of wishes and commemorations. 

M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! open extended hours from 6 – 8 p.m.

Details

Date:
September 16
Time:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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