Well, I’m not sure that “lanterns” is the right word, given how big these are.(The main Buddha is about 10 feet, or 3 meters, tall.) But they are all actually lanterns, lit from the inside, and made of paper glued onto a wire framework. Here are the main lanterns our center has made this year for Buddha’s Birthday(May 6th, this year. Tomorrow, April 29th will also be the second anniversary of Daehaeng Kun Sunim’s passing.)
I hope these photos give some idea of how incredible they are. When I first saw the finished lanterns, I could only stare at them. No words would come out. (Click on the images to see the full size, about 250kb.)
5 thoughts on “Lanterns for Buddha’s Birthday”
Those are really nice!
Thank you so much for posting these amazing photo’s
Amazing ! What are these made of ? Paper ? And whar are theynused for?
Absolutely fabulous! I can’t even begin to think how much work goes into something like this!