Lanterns sharing love and light

HONOLULU — Due to ongoing concerns brought about by the pandemic, Shinnyo-en Hawaii will once again hold off on its annual lantern floating event at Magic Island. However, the temple will host an in-person, interactive event on temple grounds, May 27-June 5.

What You Need To Know

    • Time slots for the in-person experience, May 27-June 5, are full, however, organizers encourage people to check the website for cancellations; they are also thinking of ways for others to experience the solemnity of this “space to heal”
    • The public can submit messages for loved ones on the event website or via the Shinnyo Lantern Floating app available for iPhone and Android users
  • A 30-minute special, “Space to Heal: A Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii Special,” will air 6:30-7 p.m. HST on Memorial Day, May 30 on KHON2; it will also be available on the lantern floating website and

“Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii: Space to Heal” is an opportunity for the public to write messages and remembrances of loved ones who have passed and place lanterns in the water. Lighting artist, Hideaki Tsutsui, who created last year’s interactive experience, returns to transform an outdoor venue into a space in which the public can experience comfort and healing, “a hopeful space for participants to be moved from whatever personal or collective turmoil or trauma they may be experiencing to a moment of internal reconciliation and peace,” according to the event website.


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