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OBON ODORI

The Obon is one of the most widely celebrated and colorful of the Buddhist observances, dating back some 15 hundred years. The Obon is essentially a memorial observance, in which homage and respect are paid to the dead. It is a time for rejoicing and expressing gratitude with music and … Continue reading

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Japanese New Year’s Celebrations in Chicago

Those looking for alternatives for New Year’s this year may want to check out some local celebrations of Japanese traditions. New Year’s Eve Service at the Midwest Buddhist Temple (435 West Menomonee Street, Chicago, IL) Saturday, December 31 starting at … Continue reading

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