Obon Festival in Japan is first and foremost about family and remembrance. But for those of us who aren't practicing Buddhist, it's also a sneak peak into traditional Japanese culture. This one on the Peninsula is bookended by live performances like the Bon Odori Dance and Kempo demos. A bonsai and ikebana display runs all afternoon take up several rooms in the temple. There are various other demos, ceremonies, performances, arts, crafts and games booths that fill in the gaps. And of course, if you are so inclined the food is amazing and includes everything from gyoza, udon, katsu and sushi. [MA]


  • Occurred Sunday, July 14th, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.