A closeup of the tops of bamboo lanterns. (Photo: Bradford Pomeroy)

Kiyomizu Bamboo Light Festival

Illumination in Autumn

Bradford Pomeroy   - 1 min read

The Kiyomizu Take Akari is a lantern festival that takes place annually at Kiyomizu Waterfall in Ogi City during the third week of November, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The entrance fee is 500 yen. This comes highly recommended. Just visiting the waterfall anytime of the year is a special trip; but to see it illuminated by thousands of colored and carved bamboo lanterns is something that has to be seen first hand. These photos do little justice to the beauty and ambience of the experience; but I hope at the very the least, they'll provide a snapshot of this unique event.

清水竹灯り—Kiyomizu Take Akari—Kiyomizu Bamboo Light Festival

Bradford Pomeroy

Bradford Pomeroy @bradford.pomeroy

I reside in Saga City, which is located in the NW region of Kyushu. Before settling  here in 2013, I’d been traveling to Japan regularly for both vacation and family visits. Since then I’ve been fortunate to travel about and see much of this remarkable country. Although my interests are diverse,...