July 29, 2009


Haiku by Aihara,Sagicho.

Summer is the vacation time. It also is the time of Obon. Obon is a Buddhist tradition of paying respect to the ancestors. Those who are away from the birth place return there during this time, visit the ancestors grave, participate in ceremony, and then hold renunion party with aged parents and relatives.
Tokyo is empltied during this time, for many residents there make this returning trip. Tokyo regains fresh air and clear sky.

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