| Wednesday, August 25, 2010

from flickr user Tim Regan
According to Buddhist tradition and Japanese cultural beliefs, the souls of the dead may interact with the living at the time of Obon. The Japanese Buddhist Obon or “Bon” festival takes place each year as a custom to honor ancestors that have passed away. This tradition has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and is also celebrated in Saint Paul as the Como Park Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival.

On a side note, this is the 1000th post here at MinnPics. Not too bad for just over two years. Maybe I'll hang on for another two years, maybe not.


Bill Roehl said...

This one is amazing. Thanks for sharing Sornie!