The Best Japanese Festivals & Events On the Web

                     
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2024 West Los Angeles Obon Festival (Bon Odori, Live Taiko, Japanese Food, Games..) WLA Buddhist Temple Obon (2 Days) Sawtelle, Japantown
2024 Complimentary Green Tea Service, Japan House (Enjoy a Free Drink & Wi-Fi, Browse Books, & Take in Stunning Views of Los Angeles)
2024 - 92nd Seattle Summer Obon Festival Event (Bon Odori, Japanese Food, Beer Garden, Games, Live Entertainment..) 2 Days - Seattle Buddhist Temple
2024 Gardena Buddhist Church Obon Festival Event & Bon Odori (Taiko, Bon Odori Dancing, Food..) Largest Japanese Obon Festival in Southbay
2024 Orange County Summer Obon Festival Event (Bon Odori, Taiko, Japanese Food, Games, Crafts..) OCBC (2 Days) Orange County Buddhist Church
Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror Rooms - Two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms-On View at The Broad
2024 Annual Nisei Week Ondo Festival Event (Community Dance Celebration) & Closing Ceremony - Little Tokyo, LA (Sunday)
2024 - 78th Annual Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar Event (Japanese Food) Buddhist Church of Sacramento
2024 The Samurai Collection (25 Year Collection Focused on Japanese Samurai Armor - Largest Collection Outside of Japan) Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Muller
2024 San Francisco Bon Odori on Octavia Street (Started 1932, One of the Largest & Oldest Obon Festivals in US) San Francisco Buddhist Church
2024 Los Angeles Dodgers Schedule with Japanese Superstars Shohei Ohtani & Yoshinobu Yamamoto (2024 Schedule) [Video]
2024 Heart Mountain Pilgrimage: Preserve and Memorialize the Heart Mountain World War II Japanese American Confinement Site (3 Days: Thu-Sat)
A Beautiful Japanese Rock Garden in Traditional Japanese Style, USC Campus (Video) Landscape Composed Arrangements of Rocks (Aid for Meditating)

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2024 Map of Japanese Summer Obon Festivals & Practices (United States)

Annual Summer Obon Festivals (June - August)


In the United States, the Obon festival (お盆, also known as Bon festival) is a Japanese Buddhist festival celebrated during summer. People commemorate and remember the spirits of their deceased ancestors back home.

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Map of Obon Festivals and Bon Odori Practices in the United States

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List of Japanese Obon "Matsui" Festival Events in the United States

What State has the Most Japanese Obon Festivals in the United States?

1. California

2. Hawaii

What is Obon Festival?

An annual Japanese Buddhist tradition over 500 years that honours ancestors.

Where is Obon Celebrated?

The Obon Festival is celebrated in almost all countries in the world.

What is the Difference Between Obon Festival and Bon Odori Festival?

Obon Festivals have a religious aspect with a minister opening the ceremony and saying a few words about what Obon is.

Bon Odori or meaning “Bon Dance” is a style of dancing that is held during the Japanese festival. In the United States Festival titles and descriptions, sometimes the word Obon is used instead of the words “Bon Odori” in describing the festival.

What is Bon Odori?

Bon Odori meaning is "Bon dance", which is a a style of dancing performed during Obon.