Toro Nagashi

A Toro Nagashi Japanese floating lantern display on water

New this year!

Toro Nagashi (灯籠) "toro", pronounced toh-roh, means "lantern", while (流し) "nagashi", pronounced nah-gah-shee, means "cruise" or "flow"

Join us for a breathtaking Toro Nagashi Japanese floating lantern display on Meadow Lake. On Friday, August 4, following the Opening Night performances of the 4th annual Destination Asia Festival, walk the Meadow Lake Trail to admire over a hundred floating lanterns in the lake. Each lantern symbolizes a memory of a loved one, important moment in your life, or a wish you have for the future.  Event is free, with Arboretum paid admission to the grounds.

Friday, August 4, 2017

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Lanterns released at approximately 8:00 p.m.    Lanterns are SOLD OUT and no longer available for purchase.

For those who have pre-purchased a lantern, stop by our table in Arbor Court from 6:00pm-7:30pm on Friday, August 4 to customize your lantern with a name or special design.  If you are unable to attend the Opening Night of our Destination Asia Festival, your lantern will still be released into the lake in a glowing display. The lanterns are not for purchase to take home, rather to be released in a floating display that evening on Meadow Lake.   Join us on Saturday and Sunday August 5 & 6 for our 4th Annual Destination Asia Festival.