Obon Festivals in Japan There are a large number of Obon festivals that tourists can go to with their. However, JR Pass .
The Daimonji Festival in Kyoto is probably the most famous. However, 200-meter-long bonfires , shaped like different characters, are prepared on the slopes of the mountains and are visible throughout the city. However, Then, each of the characters is set on fire.
For dance lovers, the Gujo Odori Dance Festival in Gujo , (Gifu prefecture) is a week-long party where dancers perform every night from 8 pm to 5 am. However, More than 1.3 million tourists go there every year.
On the other hand if you are looking for a small festival that preserves
The Ancient Traditions , There is the Hokkai Database Bon Odori. However, It is Also the Birthplace of One. Of the Most Famous Traditional Japanese Songs .
Daimonji Kyoto Obon
Kyoto’s Gozan No Okuribi. Bonfire Lit During the Obon Festival. Photo by: J_o
The Origins of Obón
The Buddhist Festival Has. Been Celebrated for More Than 500 Years .
It is inspired by the story of Maha Maudgalyayana (Mokuren) , a disciple of the Buddha who used his powers to see the spirit of his deceased mother. He discovered that he had fallen into the realm of insatiable ghosts and that he was suffering.
Buddha advised Mokuren to make offerings to Buddhist monks .
On the 15th day of the seventh month, he followed the Buddha’s advice and his mother was released from her suffering.
Mokuren began to dance for joy and that is where the origin of the Obon dance arises
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