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VIDEO: Palo Alto Obon Festival

 

The Palo Alto Buddhist Temple celebrated the Obon Festival for the 63rd time last weekend.

Events included a musical performance by members of the temple, dancing, martial-arts demonstrations and an outdoor bonsai exhibit.

For more information about the Obon Festival or the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, visit www.pabt.org.

Watch video of the taiko (Japanese drums) performance here.

Videos by Lynn Krug.

— Palo Alto Online staff

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