Obon – Dancing in the heat of the summer

The days in the middle of August are special for the Japanese, because they signify the time for returning back to their hometowns. The days preceding Aug 15th, each local community is preparing their biggest summer event: Obon (お盆). The festival is meant as a ritual for remembering the spirits of ancestors. Its actual dateContinue reading “Obon – Dancing in the heat of the summer”