JETAANY Philadelphia Obon Lantern Lighting Ceremony


Sat Aug 13 2022 at 06:45 pm to 09:00 pm


Shofuso | Philadelphia, PA

Join the JETAANY Philadelphia Sub Chapter in an Obon Celebration at Shofuso Japanese Garden! Details below:
Shofuso 2022 Philadelphia Obon Lantern Lighting Ceremony– Mukaebi.
Address: Horticultural & Lansdowne Drs, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Date & Time: Saturday, August 13, 7pm - 9pm (Gates open at 6:45 pm)
Cost: $15 per person, you may pay the cost of your entry to Philadelphia SubChapter Rep Chelsea Chang via Venmo @Chelsea-Chang-3 or give $15 cash to her at the event.
RSVP deadline: RSVP is first come first serve by 7/30/2022! We can have up to 10 JETAANY members attend the event. JETAANY will purchase tickets ahead of time on 7/31 to avoid a closed/ sold out event. You may RSVP via this facebook event page or by emailing Chelsea Chang at [email protected]

“The Philadelphia Obon Festival continues a new Shofuso tradition, to light lanterns and float them on Shofuso’s pond. This night of remembrance and commemoration is dedicated to those no longer with us. Obon is a series of Summer events in Japan based on Buddhist and ancestral worship that enshrine and celebrate the spirits of ancestors. Typically, people return to their hometowns to celebrate Obon each year. Families gather, clean their graveyard and the shrine in their house, and light lanterns to welcome the spirits home. After the spirits spend a few days with family, the Bon-Odori dancers form a circle under the lanterns to guide the spirits back to the otherworld.”

Where is it happening?

Shofuso, Horticultural & Lansdowne Drs,Philadelphia,PA,United States, Philadelphia, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

Chelsea Simone

Host or Publisher Chelsea Simone

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