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2023 Kimono Style: The John C. Weber Collection (The Transformation of the Kimono from Late Edo Period (1615-1868) through Early 20th Century)
2023 Ikebana In the Gardens - Learn the Ancient and Modern Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement
2023 SHIKI: The Four Seasons in Japanese Art Event (Four Seasons Played a Central Rrole in Traditional Japanese Poetry
2023 Hello Kitty Truck West Event (Pick-Up Supercute Treats & Merch, While Supplies Last!) - Promenade at Downey
2023 Annual Japanese Fujimatsuri Bazaar Festival (Yummy Japanese Food Booths, Live Taiko, Games, etc.) (Saturday)
2023 Annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival Event (2 Days)
2023 - Ikebana Workshop with Saeko - Shoseian Teahouse (Learn the Basics of Japanese Flower Arranging)
Universal Studios Hollywood - ‘Super Nintendo World’ Opens Feb 17, 2023 (New Video!)
Studio Ghibli Sets New Miyazaki Hayao Film, ‘How Do You Live,’ for Summer 2023 (July 14, 2023)
The Huntington Adds 320-Year-Old Japanese House to its Collection (Coming in 2023)
2022 Artist Yayoi Kusama Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
2023 - The 61st Annual Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival -Japanese Street Festival is Largest Celebration of Japanese Culture in US (2 Days)
2023 Annual Diablo Japanese Summer Festival Event - Bon Odori (2 Days) Japanese Food Booths, Taiko, Games..

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2023 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.