Philadelphia Obon Festival

When:
August 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Where:
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19131
USA
Contact:
215.878.5097
Philadelphia Obon Festival @ Shofuso Japanese House and Garden | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Come to Shofuso Japanese House and Garden on Sunday, August 27 for the fifth annual Philadelphia Obon Festival. The day will include live music, food, Japanese arts and crafts, a flea market, and a traditional bon dance. All Obon Festival events are free.

Obon is a time in Japan where everyone returns home – even the spirits of ancestors. It’s both a traditional celebration of one’s ancestors and a contemporary summer festival with music, food, and dance. Bon odori are dances that vary from place to place — if you’d like to share your hometown dance at our festival, please let us know.