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Obon festival celebrated in Tokyo

2012-07-31 05:19:42 GMT2012-07-31 13:19:42(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

People perform the traditional Bon Odori to celebrate the coming Obon festival in Tokyo, Japan, on July 28, 2012.[Photo/Xinhua]

People perform the traditional Bon Odori to celebrate the coming Obon festival in Tokyo, Japan, on July 28, 2012.[Photo/Xinhua]

A woman watches the celebration of the coming Obon festival in Tokyo, Japan, on July 28, 2012.[Photo/Xinhua]

The festival of Obon is a centuries old Japanese Buddhist custom, which celebrates and honors the lives of deceased family members and friends.

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