Obon is a traditional Japanese Buddhist summer festival in which we honor our ancestors, and remember and appreciate all they have done for us. Obon has a 500 year history. The main event, following a Hatsubon (remembrance) Service, consists of Bon Odori dancing, where many festival goers dress in Japanese kimono, yukata or happi coats. The dances are easy to do.
Bon Odori is the “Beauty of Japanese Dance”. This style of Japanese dance is performed during the Obon Festival.