Hello. I'm Hannah. I am 20. I am a born a bred main line city hick. I love tea and soft scarfs on a cold day. I love warm days with a good book. and I love bees buzzing around flowers. I support LBGT rights. I am a know it all and spend most of my time in the Library. I am deathly allergic to mint and I hate blueberries. I am dyslexic so please excuse any of my spelling mistakes.
Tōrō nagashi (灯籠流しTōrō = lantern / nagashi = cruise, flow) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns down a river. This is primarily done on the last evening of the Bon Festival, festival based on the belief that this guides the spirits of the departed back to the other world. The white lanterns are for those who have died in the past year. Traditional Japanese beliefs state that humans come from water, so the lanterns represent their bodies returning to water.