Natsu Matsuri and Obon Festival

A Natsu Matsuri and Obon Festival was held on July 9, 2011 at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center (JCCC).

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There were a number of booths inside and outside in the JCCC parking lot.

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It was a very hot day so this ice cream truck was a welcome sight and very popular.

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The highlight of the Natsu Matsuri was the dance performances by members of the JCCC Sakura Kai and Ayami Kai dance groups.

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There was also a taiko drum performance (I didn’t catch the name of the group).

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Young and old attended the festivities.

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Before the Obon Festival, a prayer was said by the Buddhist priests from the Toronto Buddhist Church.

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The Obon Festival highlight was the bon dance held in the parking lot with many yukata clad dancers (each dance group wore the same yukata).

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