2009-08-13

Obon

Obon (around mid-August ); the Festival of Souls. In this festival a variety of foods are offered to the spirits of ancestors, and their repose prayed for. People who have moved to the cities to work return to their home towns during this period.

Today is the first day during Obon. I guess Obon and Oshogatsu(the New Year)is very ritual custom

To be honest...i just got lost my precious lovely mother 6 months ago. I STILL cant believe the fact. i am really missing her.My father asked our Buddhist priest(called Obosan who lives in the temple)) to come to house and prey for her,so that we gathered to my parents house as like most of Buddhist do that.
As the Buddhist, we believe that soul always return to home,so we 're calmly waiting for my mother .


Anyway this is the special food for today. we celebrated mommy's return.

5 件のコメント:

Michela さんのコメント...

Hi Mami, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother, she would be surely proud of you for this beautiful post!
Buddha bless her!

Cal さんのコメント...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother Mami. Such early days too. Losing a mother is very hard I know. Thank you for sharing the festival.
Cal x

juanitatortilla さんのコメント...

I am sorry to hear the loss of your mother. This festival is good in the sense that it lets you and your family remember (or celebrate) her memory.

Floss さんのコメント...

Thank you for sharing this very special day with us.

Susie's country cottage さんのコメント...

Hi Mami
You have some beautiful customs in Japan. What a lovely way of remembering someone. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.
Susie X