Obon - Dancing Under the Moon! - UWC ISAK Japan

Obon – Dancing Under the Moon!

Obon-2016-1Obon is a Buddhist celebration to commemorate one’s ancestors. In many parts of Japan (including Karuizawa) Obon is celebrated in mid-August. Families return to their home towns to pay their respects, join family reunions, and celebrate at their local Obon festival.

Our neighborhood Obon festival has become a back-to-school tradition at ISAK and the local community looks forward to the energy our students bring to this age-old tradition!

Click through this slider to see photos from this year’s Obon festival:


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