See the mysterious beauty created by the interweaving of “brightness and darkness” and “lights and shadows”

During this special exhibition, paper-lantern art is submitted from all across the country and displayed in the Udatsu Wall Historical District, an area that still retains the flavors of Japan’s ancient Edo period (1603-1868). As an exhibition requirement the lantern art must be created with Mino Washi, a traditional Japanese paper that has been created in the city for 1,300 years.

The beautiful paper lanterns show off the inherit characteristics of Mino Washi, like softness and beauty, and allow one to experience the unthought-of possibilities and potential for paper.

Please enjoy the mysteriously beautiful atmosphere of the festival, which is completely different than that of what one would normally experience at the historical district during the day.

  • Tradition & History
  • Autumn

Basic Information


The Saturday and Sunday before Health and Sports Day (2019: Oct. 12 and 13)


5pm~9pm (Time lanterns are lit)


Udatsu Wall Historical District


Izumi-cho Mino City, Gifu 501-3729


※Train: 10-minute walk from Mino-shi Station of the Nagaragawa Railway
※Bus: 1-minute walk from the “Udatsu no Machinami-dori” bus stop on Gifu Bus’ Gifu-Mino Line
※Car: Exit the Tokai-Hokuriku Automobile Expressway at the Mino IC and drive northbound along National Route 156 for five minutes



Telephone Number 0575-35-3660
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This exhibition is normally held on the same weekend as the nearby Seki Cutlery Festival, so why not plan a trip to both?