A Guide to Japan’s Obon Festival

Obon is one of the most important Japanese traditions. People believe that their ancestors’ spirits come back to their homes to be reunited with their family during Obon. For the reason, it is an important family gathering time, as many people return to their hometowns to pray together with their extended family for their ancestors’ spirits […]

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Tanabata (七夕) – Star Festival

Tanabata, also known as the “star festival”, takes place on the 7th day of the 7th month of the year, when, according to a Chinese legend, the two stars Altair and Vega, which are usually separated from each other by the milky way, are able to meet. Because the 7th month of the year roughly […]

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