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Celebrating life and death at the Obon Festival

Original post made on Jul 15, 2015

The Mountain View Buddhist Temple's annual Obon Festival is this weekend, bringing Japanese cultural activities and displays, music and dance performances, and plenty of Japanese cuisine.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 1:46 PM

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Posted by Caitlin
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Jul 15, 2015 at 2:49 pm

The Obon festival is one of the treasures of our peninsula. Each town has its own event and I absolutely love that we have one in MV. The Sunday evening dance segment is one of my favorite cultural performances each year. And the food is always scrumptious. If you've never attended Obon, do yourself and your family (esp the kids) a favor and go this year. It's an inexpensive way to encounter authentic Japanese culture without paying for the airfare to Japan.

Posted by Ernest
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 26, 2015 at 8:36 am

It's a great event. I go every year.

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