On July 11th, I traveled to Fresno, California for the Fresno Obon Festival, one of the larger obon festivals in California.
Obon is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. For over 500 years, this event has been celebrated and features a dance known as Bon-Odori.
Throughout the month of June through August, you can check out various obon festivals celebrated throughout the country.
Here are a few photos taken from the obon festival held at the Fresno Buddhist Temple.
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Photos by Dennis A. Amith, J!-ENT