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  • Matsuri lantern
  • Getting ready for the matsuri
  • One of the many floats in the parade
  • Everyone‘s dancing
  • A day out
  • Lots of groups marching and dancing
  • It’s a game
  • Local townspeople dancing
  • Some of the scenes
  • What about some yakitori?
  • Mountain fire symbols
  • Kyoto where you can see the fires
  • There are lots of hanabi
  • Visiting a temple is very important.
  • Lanterns are a major
  • The shrine at home
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    • 1. AUGUST
    • 2. Obon Festival – Mid August Each Year Obon is an annual Buddhist event for commemorating ones ancestors. It is believed that each year during Obon, the ancestors spirits return to this world in order to visit their relatives. Traditionally, lanterns are hung in front of houses to guide the ancestors spirits, Obon dances (bon odori) are performed, graves are visited and food offerings are made at house altars and temples.
    • 3. Japanese altar
    • 4. Obon Festival – Mid August Each Year At the end of Obon, floating lanterns are put into rivers, lakes and seas in order to guide the spirits back into their world. The customs followed vary strongly from region to region.
    • 5. Obon Festival – Mid August Each Year Obon is observed from the 13th to the 15th day of the 8th month of the year. The Obon week in mid August is one of Japans three major holiday seasons, accompanied by intensive domestic and international travel activities and increased accommodation rates.
    • 6. Matsuri lantern
    • 7. Getting ready forthe matsuri
    • 8. One of themanyfloats inthe parade
    • 9. Everyone‘sdancing
    • 10. A dayout
    • 11. Lots of groups marching and dancing
    • 12. It’s agame.
    • 13. Local townspeople dancing
    • 14. Some of the scenes
    • 15. What about some yakitori?
    • 16. Mountain fire symbols
    • 17. Kyoto ,where you can see the fires
    • 18. There are lots of hanabi
    • 19. Visiting a temple is very important.
    • 20. Lanternsare a major event
    • 21. The shrine at home

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