The bonbori(ぼんぼり・雪洞?) is a kind of Japanesepaper lamp used in the open. It normally has an hexagonal profile and is used during festivals. It can either hang from a wire or stand on a pole. Famous is the Bonbori Festival (ぼんぼり祭り,Bonbori Matsuri?), held annually at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū in Kamakura, Kanagawa. Artists paint on the about 400 bonbori erected for the occasion on the shrine's grounds.