Obon is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors. This Buddhist-Confucian custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors' graves, and when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon-Odori. View more

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Taiko (Mountain View Dharma School-Renshu, 2007-07-22)

Taiko students from the Mountain View Buddhist Temple Dharma School, ages 7-12, perform "Renshu" at the 2007 Mountain View Obon Festival. Instruc...

Index Of Japanese Terms And Sentences In Shinran And His Work

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Taiko (Mountain View Dharma School-Renshu, 2008-07-20)

Taiko students from the beginning kids class at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple Dharma School perform "Renshu" at the 2008 Mountain View Obon Fes...

Obon Festival at Lahaina Jodo Mission- July 2013

The Obon Festival held at Lahaina Jodo Mission annually, celebrates the relatives that have moved on from this earthly life. They are honored and r...

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