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Celebrate Bon Festival

August 4, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 5-9 PM

morikami-4Inspired by Obon, Japan’s traditional three-day holiday honoring ancestors and thanking them for the quality of life enjoyed by the living, The Morikami celebrates Bon Festival in one fun-packed evening. Events include rousing taiko drum performances, traditional Japanese folk dancing with audience participation, and a street fair with games and vendor booths. The highlight of the evening begins at sunset when Morikami Lake is transformed into a tranquil sea of lighted lanterns which, in accordance with Japanese custom, guide the departure of ancestors’ souls who have come for a brief visit among the living. A special fireworks display caps the enchanting evening.

Admission and Online Ticket Sales
Purchase ADVANCE tickets online and skip the lines, click here.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door the day of the event.
Advance tickets are available online only through Friday, August 7th at 12PM.  Order Now!

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