2024 Origami in the Garden: Artists Jennifer and Kevin Box (Jun 1 - Nov 3, 2024) Box Studio & Sculpture Garden (See Video)
2024 Obonfest Festival Event - Oregon Buddhist Temple (Live Entertainment, Japanese Food, Live Taiko, Bon Odori Dance..) Sat
2024 Annual O-Bon Festival Event / The Spirit Festival, Portland Japanese Garden - Tribute to the Memory of Loved Ones (2 Days)
2024 Palo Alto Buddhist Temple Bazaar & Obon Odori Event (Japanese Food, Bookstore, Arts & Crafts, Baked Goods..) PABT (2 Days)
2024 - 75th Annual Japan Nite Summer Obon Festival Event - Idaho Oregon Buddhist Temple (Obon Dancing, Japanese Food, Live Taiko, Etc.) Four Rivers
2024 - Annual Como Park Japanese Obon Festival Event (Japanese Culture Featured: Food, Lantern Lighting, Taiko, Music, Crafts, Martial Arts..) Sunday
2024 Valley Japanese Community Center Obon Odori Practice: Bring Uchiwa, Tenugui and Kachi Kachi (Tue/Fri) Sun Valley
2024 - 68th Annual Valley Japanese Community Center OBON Festival: Japanese Food, Dango, Games, Judo, Tea Ceremony (2 Days)
Anime Wonder: Yakyu 2024 (Exhibitors, Asian Food, Cosplay..)
2024 Hello Kitty Truck West, Marketplace at Factoria Event, Bellevue, WA (Pick-Up Super-Cute Treats & Merch, While Supplies Last!)
2024 Hello Kitty Truck West, Roseville, CA (Pick-Up Super-Cute Treats & Merch, While Supplies Last!)
2024 Hello Kitty Truck West, Weberstown Mall Event, Stockton, CA (Pick-Up Super-Cute Treats & Merch, While Supplies Last!)
2024 Hello Kitty Truck West, Broadway Plaza Event, Walnut Creek, CA (Pick-Up Super-Cute Treats & Merch, While Supplies Last!)

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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.