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Christmas Illuminations in Miyagase    

      The Lake Miyagase area in western Kanagawa is known for its gorgeous Christmas illuminations.  In the chilly air of December, the towering Christmas tree with glittering ornaments looks so overwelming.  Growing naturally, the fur tree is as tall as 30m.  The lake-side area is decorated with various illuminations until Christmas.  During this period, the area, which is usually calm, is at the height of excitement with events like parade, stage performance and food stalls. 

Photo: Christmas illuminations at Miyagase

宮ケ瀬のクリスマスイルミネーション

神奈川県西部の宮ケ瀬は、冬のイルミネーションの豪華さで知られています。12月、ぴんと張り詰めた空気の中にそびえ立つクリスマスツリーは圧巻です。高さ30mを超えるこのツリー、自生のモミの木を使っているのです。ライトアップ期間中、湖畔は様々なイルミネーションで彩られます。パレードやステージのイベントも開催され、普段は静かな湖畔が一年で最もにぎやかな表情を見せます。

 

 

Iizumi Kannon Dharma Doll Fair in Odawara

The Dharma doll is modeled after a monk who founded a Buddhism sect.  The doll is widely popular today as a good luck charm regardless of religion or religious sect.  From the year-end to New Year, traditional fairs to sell Dharma dolls are held across the country.  The Dharma Doll Fair of Iizumi Kannon temple in Odawara City opens earliest in the Kanto region, and is known as a special feature of the end of the year.  The precincts are full of stalls and bustle with families praying for well-being and safety and thriving business.        

Photo: Dharma Fair at Iizumi Kannon

小田原飯泉観音のだるま市

だるまは仏教の一派の開祖の姿ですが、現在では宗教や宗派を超え、縁起物として広く親しまれています。年末から年始を中心に各地でだるま市が開催される中、小田原の飯泉観音のだるま市は関東で一番早く開かれ、年末の風物詩となっています。境内には数多くの店が並び、商売繁盛・家内安全を願う家族連れで賑わいます。 

 

 

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