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Noun
1. O-Bon; Obon; Bon Festival; Lantern Festival; Festival of the DeadSee also 盆 ぼん
Noun
2. trayPolite (teineigo) language, See also 盆 ぼん
Wikipedia definition
3. Bon FestivalBon Festival or just Bon is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors. This Buddhist-Confucian custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors' graves, and when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon-Odori.
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Other forms
御盆 【おぼん】

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