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High Coo – Our First O-bon


There is an annual Japanese holiday which remembers deceased ancestors. The actual date varies by region but usually falls between mid-July to mid-August. It is not an official holiday, rather a religious and traditional holiday which includes using lanterns to guide the dead, making food offerings to temples and celebrating with dancing. See https://www.jrailpass.com/blog/obon-festival-in-japan

Here is today’s humble haiku which recognizes this holiday, past and future, yet also celebrates the life still happening on this side of existence.

Our First O-bon

our day of the dead

has not yet arrived – still time

to explore this shore

Obon – Japan’s Day of the Dead @ asiahighlights.com