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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Celebrating a Japanese Festival in Westport

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Despite today’s searing heat, the Japan Society of Fairfield County held its annual Obon Festival on Westport’s Jesup Green featuring Bon Odori, or Bon dance which guests performed in a circle. The event is derived 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) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Posted 07/23/11 at 10:17 PM



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