SATURDAY, JULY 12th at 7:30 p.m at the Midwest Buddhist Temple. No charge. Much fun.
Obon (お盆) or just Bon (盆) is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. This Buddhist-Confucian custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors’ graves, and when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon-Odori.
Parking can be tough for Obon. The Sedgwick stop of the Brown Line is within walking distance.