Bon Odori

With she and her family all dressed in traditional Japanese “yukata” robes, Susan McGregory said they chose to embrace the culture while at the Bon Odori festival for the first time here Saturday.
Bon Odori summer festivals are usually held at shrines, temples and public squares as they are considered important events bringing communities together.
"Obon" or just "Bon" is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon...