The Bon Festival Holidays

The Bon festival holidays start tomorrow in Japan.

The Bon festival is a kind of a religious event holding memorial services for each ancestors.

At first, we go to our ancestor's graves as holding a big paper lantern in 12th August.
Next, we pick up the ancestor's spirits into a candle fire of the lantern, and we go home as holding the lantern.
And we move the candle fire to a candle on a Buddhist alter after get home.
After we stay with each ancestor's spirits for 4 days, we send back the spirits to their graves the same way in 16th August.

A lot of Japanese don't have a specific religion.
We are not religious people hardly.
'Cos some religions are mixed in Japan.
I think Japanese have tendencies to adopt convenience and joyful parts of various religions and events.

We enjoy Christmas, Halloween, St.Valentine Day, the Star Festival, and the Bon Festival…


Anonymous said...

i'm so glad that i found your new blog and in english! :) i mean i read some time ago you wanted to do something different and lost track of your work and music.

I hope you keep on doing music among other things you like\love.

Greetings Tsuki-san from Spain


(i posted this in a old post, sorry ;-P)

gonzalo said...

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talk with you.
i'm 16 years old,i'm a oyung man of a country call "chile"
i know all about your music.
i'll hope you can read this
for you know you have fans
in the other side of the world.
is a great honor write in your blog.

and good bye tsuki¡

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Sakura said...

Hi Tsuki-san! It's interesting that you celebrate a series of events in August.

Anyways, I checked out your myspace and thought of sending you a link of a video that you might like. But I guess you're a little busy as well