Lantern Festival At Home

Without question, this year has been tough on us all. While our gardens are open for your enjoyment and healing, we unfortunately will not be holding our annual Lantern Festival, scheduled for October 17, 2020.

We realize how meaningful this event is to so many of you, especially during a time filled with such loss. It is our hope to share the magic of Lantern Festival with our Lantern-at-Home Kits, and unite the community’s at-home celebrations in the spirit of Obon.

Participate by taking photos of your floating lantern in your pool, lake, bathtub—get creative!—and share them with us on Instagram using the hashtag #lanternathome and tagging us @morikamimuseum.

All participants who share a photo submission by Monday, October 12, 2020, will be entered to win admission for two to Lantern Festival 2021! Ten lucky winners will be announced Monday, October 19, 2020. For more information, go to