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Lantern ceremony preparations underway

Volunteers pack 6,000 bags with floating lanterns to be distributed at the Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii event which will be held on Memorial Day.

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Volunteers pack 6,000 bags with floating lanterns to be distributed at the Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii event which will be held on Memorial Day.
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Lantern bases are stacked to be sorted into individual tote bags. These bags will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the lantern request tent at Ala Moana Beach on May 27 starting at 10 a.m.
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Foam boards which the lanterns are set upon to float.
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James Tokihiro and Albert Shima place the bags into tubs
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Volunteers pack 6,000 bags with floating lanterns to be distributed at the Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii event which will be held on Memorial Day.