This weekend there are Obon Festivals happening in many places. Here are few of my photos from last year. I didn't post these before. I may put more up plus videos.
The Obon Festival here is held at the Gardena Buddhist Church.
There are all sorts of things going on. Food, exhibits, tea ceremony, music, games.
There is also Taiko drumming by the local group Isami.
People of all ages get dressed up to come to the Obon Matsuri.
Why? So they can dance!
(more photos can be found at my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/blukat/)