8.11.2009

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…

4 comments:

ber 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...

well, finally i can
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.

greetings¡¡¡¡¡
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