Obon:the festival of soul

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Aug 16, 2011 20:29
Around 15th August, we called the days Obon ,お盆, and have been believed that the souls of our ancestor come back. In order to prevent the souls from being at a loss, The paper lantern is putted in front of a entry. In nature, it should be in old calender, but we don't think about a small details. Today, the fire on mountain is lit so that the souls can go to afterlife well. Thought there was a plan that the floodwood in the Tohoku disaster from earthquake was used in the fire to hold a mass, but many claims being afraid of radiation spiked the plan.

The light seems to make the arrive people be at a loss.