Seabrook, NJ Obon Festival – July 20th

Come join JETAA New Jersey and Philly Subchapters on a fun road trip to the historic Global Village of Seabrook, New Jersey. We will visit local sites and attend a Japanese Obon festival honoring the spirits of one’s ancestors with joyous folk dance and powerful taiko drumming. It is a day in the country, discovering history, exploring spirituality and celebrating with gratitude those who have come before us.

http://tinyurl.com/2013-Seabrook-Obon-nj-com

Check out photos from last years trip: here

JETAA New Jersey Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/268863693251751/

The trip consists of a visit to the Community center, where we will learn about the lives of Japanese-American and Japanese Peruvians who relocated to Seabrook from internment camps. After the community center visit, we will attend the Obon Festival were Japanese and American food stands, a small Japanese garden, a brief talk by the Buddhist monk at the temple, taiko, traditional Japanese dancing, etc.

The Obon festivities include Japanese food, crafts, traditional folk dance and taiko drumming. Visitors who have come from near and far are invited to join the dance in a circle of friendship. It will bring back many memories from your time in Japan.

If you need transportation Please contact Fernando Rojas njrep@jetaany.org

Links:
2013 Seabrook Obon
http://tinyurl.com/2013-Seabrook-Obon-nj-com

Seabrook Buddhist Temple & Meditation Garden
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seabrook-Buddhist-Temple/159093760796514

MAP OF SEABROOK
http://www.city-data.com/city/Seabrook-Farms-New-Jersey.html

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