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A Japanese Event in August – A Japanese Summer Festival Obon [夏祭り/おぼん]

What is the Summer Festival・Obon? Obon (おぼん)is a Buddhist festival celebrating the return of the spirits of one’s ancestors. Toro (とうろう) lanterns are lit to welcome the ancestors back to the house. Having said that some religions does not do … Continue reading

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