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BON

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Bon lanterns

BON

Pearl Street Pop-Up: BON
First Friday, August, 5-8 p.m.
Lantern lighting ceremony at 7:30 p.m.

Performance of taiko, traditional Japanese drumming was by Therese Stephen of Kyo Daiko.

BON is a project influenced by my time growing up in Okinawa Japan and my family's experience with the three-day Obon Festival honoring the spirits of their ancestors and passed loved ones. This public event invited people from AAI community in Philadelphia to honor their loved ones at this event.

Everyone was encouraged to bring a favorite dish of the remembered for a potluck picnic and come together to create lanterns making station to design something special to remember their loved ones and release them into the constructed river in the Pearl Street ally.