The O-Bon or Bon only (the O is an honorary prefix) is a Buddhist feast to honor the ancestors and also to ease the suffering of those in hell. However, O-Bon has also developed into a family festival, in which all of them meet and celebrate. The graves are also visited and specially well-kept.Continue Reading
Yesterday on 11.08 was a new national holiday, the mountain day. On this day the mountains are to be paid attention. There is also a same UN day of holiday, but it has nothing to do with it, and the Japanese who asked me could not tell me exactly why it really exists.
So I went to the mountain that day to celebrate him…
OK, I would have gone there without the day, but rather because of what is there and that is the Shinto shrine of Tokugawa Ieyasu (family / clan name, first name).Continue Reading