Volunteers make Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii interactive experience shine

Sponsored by Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii

Year after year, so many people have a hand in making Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii the beautiful ceremony that it is. Whether it’s transcribing remembrances or supporting people when they need it the most, the ceremony couldn’t happen without its volunteers.

This year, the ceremony will be held virtually during “Share Your Light – A Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaiʻi Special,” premiering Memorial Day, May 31, 2021, at 6:30 on KGMB.

While the lantern ceremony will not be taking place this year at Ala Moana Beach park, Shinnyo-en has also created an interactive experience for the public to engage in. Many Rivers, One Ocean: An Interactive Experience will be held on the grounds of Shinnyo-en Hawaii. A large-scale lantern, designed by artist Hide Tsutsui, will be a space for reflection and remembrance. This lantern will be adorned with a silhouette of a kukui tree known as a symbol of light, hope and renewal. In addition, a four-paneled mural illustrating growth, connection and hope will be created by artist Boz Schurr and students from Kamehameha Schools. Participants will have the opportunity to write and hang messages of remembrance and commitments to positive action on the trees within the art installation.

Don’t miss the 30-minute television broadcast Share Your Light – A Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaiʻi Special on Memorial Day, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. on KGMB. The special will also be simultaneously streamed at lanternfloatinghawaii.com and on Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaiʻi Facebook page and Instagram accounts.

For more information: lanternfloatinghawaii.com, or on Facebook and Instagram: @shinnyolanternfloatinghawaii