Okinawa Obon: 御盆 (旧盆)

御盆 Obon in Okinawa is often referred to as "kyuubon" 旧盆, which means "old Bon" because it is celebrated according to the lunar calendar (7th lunar month, 13th through 15th days 旧暦7月13日-15日). Some other areas in Japan celebrate it either in July or August 13-15th. It is also called "Shichiguachi" しちぐぁち, meaning 7th month in … Continue reading Okinawa Obon: 御盆 (旧盆)