BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1816@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20090808T000000Z DTEND:20090808T000000Z DESCRIPTION:This ancient celebration begins with sounds of the <em>Taiko Dr ums</em> to call and awaken ancestors&rsquo\; spirits and welcome them on their annual return to the world of the living.&nbsp\; Following the openi ng ceremonies\, the calling of names and the launching of the floating can dle lanterns\, known as <em>TORO NAGASHI</em> will begin.&nbsp\; This will signify the spirits&rsquo\; departure and lead them safely back to the sp irit world.&nbsp\; Watching the innumerable tiny &ldquo\;boat\,&rdquo\; ea ch bearing a shimmering light floating into the dark distance\, provides a time of recollection in a sacred place to bid ancestors farewell.\n<stron g>Hours of Operation :</strong>\nFrom May 1 through September 30\, 2001\, the Shinzen Garden is open each weekday\, Monday through Friday\, 5:00 P.M . to dusk. Saturday\, Sunday and Holidays the Garden is open from 10:00 A. M. to dusk. October 1 through April 30 open Saturday\, Sunday and Holidays 10:00 A.M. to dusk.\n<strong>Park Entrance Fees :</strong>&nbsp\;\nThere is a $3.00 per vehicle charge to enter Woodward Park during the months of February through October. Annual passes for the calendar year are availabl e for $55.00 and provide unlimited entry into the park.\n<strong>Japanese Garden Admission</strong>\n\nAdults 15 Yrs. and Older\n$3.00\n\nChildren 4 -14 Yrs.\n$.50\n\nUnder 4 Yrs.\nFree\n\nSenior Citizens\n$.50\n\nFamily Ma x.\n$5.00\n\nFor more information:<a href="http://www.shinzenjapanesegarde n.org/2009_Toro_Nagashi_Celebration.pdf">http://www.shinzenjapanesegarden. org/2009_Toro_Nagashi_Celebration.pdf</a> SUMMARY:Toro Nagashi Celebration URL:/en/events/2009/08/08/toro-nagashi-celebration/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR