August 2: OBONfest 2014 | Japanese Festival, Music, Performances, Food & Drink, Free Entry

From press release:
OBONfest 2014OBONfest 2014
August 2, 2014
3-9 p.m. | FREE
More info: oregonbuddhisttemple.com

Join us for food, gifts, entertainment and dancing. This year’s Obonfest features — Food items: yakisoba, yakiniku, yakitori, shave ice, manju, chirashi sushi, beer garden, soft drinks, Spam musubi

Obon is an annual Japanese festival commemorating one’s ancestors. Traditionally it was believed that each year during Obon, the ancestors’ spirits return to this world to visit their relatives. For Obon, lanterns are hung in front of houses to guide the spirits, obon dances (bon odori) are performed, graves are visited and food offerings are made at house altars and temples. OBT holds an Obon festival every year on the first Saturday of August. There is entertainment, bon odori (open to anybody), children’s area and food and gifts are available for purchase.

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