Sunday, August 17, 2014

Do you know Japanese Obon?

It is an event to invite our ancestral soul to the home. Generally it is performed on about August 15.

We light fire in front of a door on the previous night. We thereby receive our ancestors.It is said that our ancestors come back to our house on the horse which they made with a cucumber and eggplant.

For the next several days, we live with our ancestors. And we thank them.And most of Japanese go and worship at one's ancestral grave.

An event of Obon is carried out by an area.
"Five mountain farewelling spirits bonfires" are performed in Kyoto. This has the meaning of the send-off-spirits ceremony to give back the soul of the ancestors whom we received to the courthouse of hell again.