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2022 Artist Yayoi Kusama Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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2022 Origami in the Garden - 70 Museum-Quality Metal Sculptures Inspired by Japanese Art of Folding Paper (May-Oct 16, 2022) Kevin & Jennifer Box
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2022 Studio Ghibli Fest Event - 5th Annual Studio Ghibli Fest to Experience the Wonder of 7 Beloved, Groundbreaking Animated Films
2022 - Annual Orange County Japan Fair Event (3 Days) One of the Largest Japanese Festivals in Southern Calif. (Food, Performances & Japanese Culture)
2022 - One With Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection (Two of her Infinity Mirror Rooms, Sculptures, Paintings..) April 1 - Nov 27, 2022
2022 - 13th Annual Aki Matsuri Japanese Festival Event (Japanese Culture, Bon Odori Dancing, Arts, Taiko, Performances, Music and Japanese Food)
2022 - Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch Opens in September 17 to October! (Wagon Rides, Pumpkin Patch..) #TanakaFarms (See Video)
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2022 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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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.