obon festival

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The Obon Festival, honoring the dead, and the last of the Japantowns

The Obon Festival is a Japanese Buddhist three-day observance during which families honor their deceased ancestors. According to scholar and Shin priest Alfred Bloom, The Obon observance has deep roots in Asian ancestor cults from India to Japan. It is based on the legend of the monk Mogallana’s rescue of his mother from the hell […]

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