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AUGUST
Obon Festival – Mid August Each Year Obon is an annual Buddhist event for commemorating ones ancestors. It is believed th...
Japanese altar
Obon Festival – Mid August Each Year At the end of Obon, floating lanterns are put into rivers, lakes and seas in order t...
Obon Festival – Mid August Each Year Obon is observed from the 13th to the 15th day of the 8th month of the year. The Ob...
Matsuri lantern
Getting ready forthe matsuri
One of themanyfloats inthe parade
Everyone‘sdancing
A dayout
Lots of groups marching and dancing
It’s agame.
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.
Lanternsare a major   event
The shrine at   home
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Obon

  1. 1. AUGUST
  2. 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. 3. Japanese altar
  4. 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. 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. 6. Matsuri lantern
  7. 7. Getting ready forthe matsuri
  8. 8. One of themanyfloats inthe parade
  9. 9. Everyone‘sdancing
  10. 10. A dayout
  11. 11. Lots of groups marching and dancing
  12. 12. It’s agame.
  13. 13. Local townspeople dancing
  14. 14. Some of the scenes
  15. 15. What about some yakitori?
  16. 16. Mountain fire symbols
  17. 17. Kyoto ,where you can see the fires
  18. 18. There are lots of hanabi
  19. 19. Visiting a temple is very important.
  20. 20. Lanternsare a major event
  21. 21. The shrine at home

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