O-bon matsuri お盆祭

Visiting spirits

In summer in Japan, fireworks light up the sky from north to south of the islands. Joyful and colourful festivals are held, where the Japanese reconnect with their old traditions and stroll dressed in yukata (a summer light cotton kimono). This is also a time for them to commemorate their ancestors.

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