‘Turn off the lights and enjoy a slow night’ Candle Night for a million people @ Zojoji 2024.


Daichi wo Mamoru Kai, operated by food subscription service Oisix, will hold its 22nd annual Candle Night for One Million People @ Zojoji Temple 2024 on Friday 21 June 2024, the summer solstice, at Daihonzan Zojoji Temple.

A message candle tree where visitors can spell out their own messages.

Messages wishing for Noto’s recovery will be delivered to Noto with the donation at a later date.
This year’s Candle Spot will feature a new message candle tree, which will be decorated in 17 different colours, each representing one of the 17 SDG goals. There will be two types of tree: one supporting the future of the Earth, and the other wishing for the recovery of Noto. The messages wishing for Noto’s recovery will be delivered to Noto at a later date, along with the donations collected.

From Daichi wo Mamoru Kai, the Mottainai Kitchen Car and Marche

From Daichi wo Mamoru Kai, a market will be opened to sell organic and other environmentally friendly foods, which will be handled by Daichi wo Mamoru Kai and the Mottainai Kitchen Car. The Mottainai Kitchen Car offers a special vegetable soup that makes effective use of food waste ingredients. Sandwiches made with vegetables from Daichi wo Mamoru Kai will also be available. Craft beer and organic wine will also be served.

Workshops where you can make ‘clear stone candles’, candles that look like natural stones, are also available.

The Japan Candle Association booth will feature a candle-making workshop by the JCA Candle Studio Tokyo main school and sales of various types of handmade candles.

Outline of the ‘Candle Night for One Million People @ Zojoji Temple 2024’.

Date: Friday, 21 June 2024, 13:00-21:00.
Venue: Daihonzan Zojoji Temple
Admission fee: free

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