Photo by Matthew Tom-Wolverton.
It’s that time of year again! Join Soh Daiko in Bryant Park for the 68th annual Obon Dance Festival (Bon Odori), hosted by the New York Buddhist Church. Stay tuned for more information – including a full schedule of events – coming soon!
Obon is an annual Buddhist event intended to honor one’s ancestors. During this time, it is believed that the spirits of our ancestors return to this world to visit their relatives. Traditionally, lanterns (“obon,” in Japanese) are hung in front of one’s home to guide the spirits along their way.
(Sunday) 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm Performance Time TBD