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Artists describe inspiration behind interactive experience at Shinnyo-en Hawaii

While this year's Lantern Floating ceremony may not be like years past, the heart remains the same. This is beautifully displayed through an interactive experience, "Many Rivers, One Ocean." HI Now host Kanoe Gibson spoke with the artists behind the installation and murals.

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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.

This year, the Shinnyo Lanterning Floating 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. 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