Obon (Bon festival) [Japanese Summer events]
” Obon (or Bon festival) ” is something unique to Japan , refers to the generally worship the spirits of ancestors and deceased people event. The Bon Festival , that events which enshrine the spirits of Japanese ancestry to be carried out in the summer. Japan ancient ancestor faith and is the event that Buddhism is fused.
In many Japanese companies , it has been the Obon period and summer vacation.
This is , Edo Period to Lunar New Year ( January 15 ) and the merchant two of the timing of the Bon Festival ( July 15) is a ” bush -filled ” , those were the days off to go home to the magistrate who , what has been established as Bon holiday.
Obon of events is generally performed by the time around August 15 or July 15.
◆ It is carried out in a Obon ◆
August 13, backfire ( greet your ancestors in the house )
August 16, ceremonial bonfire ( send your ancestors )