Obon

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From Japanese お盆 (おぼん, Obon).

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Obon (uncountable)

  1. (Buddhism) A Japanese festival to honour the spirits of one's ancestors.
    • 1997: I was four years old, at the obon festival in our village, the time of year when we welcomed back the spirits of the dead. — Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha (Vintage 1998, p. 20)

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Obon

  1. rōmaji reading of おぼん