The bonbori (ぼんぼり・雪洞?) is a kind of Japanese paper lamp used in the open. It normally has an hexagonal profile and is used during festivals. It can either hang from a wire or stand on a pole. Famous is the Bonbori Festival (ぼんぼり祭り Bonbori Matsuri?), held annually at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū in Kamakura, Kanagawa. Artists paint on the about 400 bonbori erected for the occasion on the shrine's grounds.
- ↑ Iwanami Kōjien (広辞苑?) Japanese dictionary, 6th Edition (2008), DVD version
- ↑ "Bonbori Matsuri". Retrieved 8 August 2010.
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