Philadelphia Obon Celebraton at Shofuso: August 24, 2019

August 22, 2019 Yoko Lewis

FYI For our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area kitsuke & Japanophile folks: 

August 24th, 2019 (Sat.) is a chance to wear your yukata (or whatever kitsuke) and experience Obon festival dancing, Taiko drumming, food and more. Sorry we won't be there but it's always a special event we recommend:
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Philadelphia Obon Festival 2019

Philadelphia Shofuso Obon Dance
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From Japanphilly.org newsletter about this year's Obon at Fairmount Park (Shofuso):
Obon is a Japanese celebration of one’s ancestors. Each August, people return to their hometowns to remember the dead and reunite with loved ones. Obon is celebrated with regional dances called bon odori along with dances, music contests, and other cultural celebrations.

The Philadelphia Obon Festival includes bon odori folk dance, taiko drumming performances by KyoDaiko, and tea ceremony demonstrations by Urasenke Philadelphia. Attendees can also enjoy arts and crafts, classic summer festival games, and a yukata dressing station, as well as a vendor market with home goods, apparel, and food trucks. All events will take place outside of Shofuso and are free and open to the public. Regular admission ($12-2) is required to visit Shofuso.... more....

See full schedule and information about this event HERE.philadelphia obon dance2 watermelon smash

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