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The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society – Celebrating Japanese-Canadian Culture

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2010 Obon Ceremony – Sunday, August 8th

2010 Obon Ceremony

Sunday, August 8th 2010
Ross Bay Cemetery
12:30pm – Grave Washing
2:00pm – Service led by Rev. O-Rai Fujikawa
Cost: FREE
ALL ARE WELCOME

Washing of the graves will begin from 12:30, please bring wash cloths and buckets to wash the 150+ gravestones that mark interred people of Japanese descent.

After the ceremony, the Old Cemeteries Society, led by John Adams will take a brief walking tour of some of the graves.

This year’s O-Bon Ceremony, presided by O-Rai Fujikawa begins at 2:00 pm at the Kakehashi Memorial stone.

Donations of flowers to leave on the gravestones will be most appreciated. Please bring them to the cemetery for placement after the washing.

Kakehashi MemorialKakehashi Memorial
Category: Obon Matsuri