Bon Odori 盆踊り Bon Odori (盆踊り), meaning simply Bon dance is a style of dancing performed during Obon. Originally a Nenbutsu folk dance to welcome the spirits of the dead, the style of celebration varies in many aspects from region to region
Japanese girls in yukata: yukata comfortable cotton kimono decorated with stencil-dyed patterns usually in shades of indigo, worn by Japanese men and women. The yukata was originally designed as a nightgown and for wear in the home after a bath.
Awa Odori - any “cultured” person is expected to perform some type of entertainment regardless of his or her ability or talent. Awa odori is among the most famous folk dancing during Bon festivals- to honor the spirits of one's ancestors. Unlike other Bon dances, Awa dancers "march" through the streets in unison in a straight line chanting, "It's a fool who dances and a fool who watches; if both are fools, you might as well dance!"
Ochugen & Oseibo - Japanese summer and winter gifts (Ochugen & Oseibo) are exchanged between families, friends and neighbors. Companies give them to their customers. Some people also give them to teachers and doctors. You can give Ochugen & Oseibo to anyone who has helped you out in the previous six months. Gifts are often practical items such as beer, food or even soap.