Obon at Higashi Honganji Temple
So goodbye to the long-waited Obon at
Particularly impressed were kids performing classic Japanese dances. In cute kimonos and maiko's dance steps filled with classical Japaneses music, the Lumbini Kids on the Stage showed that you did not have to make a trip to Japan to enjoy Japanese culture.
In their own language, HereandNow group brought art closer to the community. Using story-telling, HereandNow has induced the audience to reflect on issues of modern day Asian American - origins, traditions, and integration.
Culture is living when it is transfered to young generations - that was the message from the Matsumoto Martial Arts group.
Thanks Higashi Honganji Temple for the great shows and great food. A well-organized and culturally rich Obon.