Production of the lanterns that illuminate the Gion Festival in Kyoto has reached its peak.

At Okugawa Lantern Factory, established in the middle of the Edo period (1603-1867), the number of orders is gradually returning to pre-COVID-19 levels and the craftsmen are putting their hearts into finishing the lanterns.

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Translated by Kyodo News.