Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has announced it will
not be hosting its annual Lantern Festival this year on October 17 due to the COVID-
The museum understands how meaningful and magical this holiday is to their
guests and will be offering beautiful Lantern-at-Home Kits to light up at-home
celebrations and welcome home beloved ancestors' spirits in honor of Obon.
To participate, Morikami invites the public to take photos of their toro
nagashi (literally, flowing lanterns) in a pool, lake/ocean, bathtub (get creative!) and
share them on Instagram using the hashtag #lanternathome and tag
@morikamimuseum. All participants who share a photo submission by October 12,
2020, will be entered for a chance to win admission for two to Lantern Festival
2021. Ten winners will be announced on October 19, 2020.
Lantern-at-Home Kits ($20) can be purchased in the Morikami Museum Store or
online and support the museum’s mission to provide Japanese cultural experiences
that educate and inspire.
The Lantern-at-Home Kit includes a wood base, white wishing paper, a tea light and
a link to exclusive Lantern Festival content made available only for Lantern-at-
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road,
Delray Beach. For more information, visit Morikami.org or call (561) 495-0233.