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Obon Zazenkai
Obon Zazenkai

Sun, Aug 13



Obon Zazenkai

Obon (お盆) is an annual Buddhist event for commemorating one's ancestors, whose spirits are believed to temporarily return to this world in order to visit their relatives during Obon. Please watch the blog for details

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Time & Location

Aug 13, 2023, 12:00 PM EDT – Aug 15, 2023, 6:00 AM EDT


About the event

Obon (お盆) or just Bon (盆) is a fusion of the ancient Japanese belief in ancestral spirits and 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 when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars. 

It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years.

Similar to Mexico's Day of the Dead.

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