Exhibition of Large Lantern Paintings

START: Sep 13, 2024 END: Nov 4, 2024

In the coastal regions along Hakata Bay, there is a custom of creating large lanterns using Japanese paper, measuring approximately 2 meters by 4 meters, adorned with warrior paintings and other designs. These lanterns are displayed along the streets during local shrines’ and temples’ summer festivals. This tradition, which began in the mid-Edo period to honor the victims of storms and epidemics, serves both as offerings to deities and as displays that evoke a sense of the extraordinary for visitors.

This year, after the lanterns have been displayed in various locations, around 60 large lantern paintings from across Fukuoka will be exhibited together at the Fukuoka City Museum. This exhibition provides a deep insight into the local charm and culture of the region.

Exhibition of Large Lantern Paintings, 大灯籠絵


• 9/13 (Fri.) ~ 11/4 (Mon., hol.)
• 9:30~17:30 (last entry 17:00)
• Closed: Mon. (open if Mon. is a hol. and closed next day)
• ¥200, college & HS ¥150, free for under JHS
• Fukuoka City Museum 2F Special Exhibition Room
3-1-1 Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka

Display of Large Lantern Paintings from Various Parts of Fukuoka
• 7/23~24
Amiya Tenmangu, Hakozaki (2-10-20 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka)
*This year, the large lanterns will not be displayed locally in order to ensure they are in perfect condition for the special exhibition “Large Lantern Paintings.”

• 7/24
Sentomyo at Fugendo, Kanoin (6-8 Kamigofuku-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka)

• 8/16
Shoeijizoson Summer Festival, Chiyo (3-38 Chiyo, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka)

• 8/17
Mizuhiki Kannon Summer Festival, Kuromon (6-16 Kuromon, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)

• 8/24~25
Hachibejizo Summer Festival, Tojinmachi (1-8-53 Tojinmachi,, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)

• 8/24~26
Ohamanagarekanjo (Taihaku-machi area, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka)

Exhibition of Large Lantern Paintings, 大灯籠絵


Published: Jun 6, 2024 / Last Updated: Jun 10, 2024

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