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2007 Gardena Buddhist Church Obon


Dancing 1

People began getting dressed a few hours before the dancing began. People grouped together, usually all wearing the same colored hapi coats, which represented their temple or their group. Many people in this picture wore the summer kimono, known as the yukata, and many others wore hapi coats.

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2007 Gardena Buddhist Church Obon - Dancing 1
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This picture is of the bon odori at the Gardena Buddhist Church obon. The dance track was an entire block long, and totally full of dancers. Spectators crowded the entire … More »

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