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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Welcoming Back the Spirits

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Visitors join in some Japanese folk dancing today on Westport’s Jesup Green. The event marked Bon Odori, or Obon, and derives from a traditional Buddhist belief that deceased family members return for a visit once a year in the summer. The festival welcomes the spirits back. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Posted 07/26/08 at 09:40 PM

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It’s great to see Westport embracing the Obon Festival. For a really beautiful look at a much earlier Obon festival, by a well-known Westport photographer, go to:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxywPysK7X4

Posted by Jeff Jacobs on July 27, 2008 at 12:26 AM | #
 

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