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Pearl Street Micro-Project: BON

  • Pearl Street Micro Project 310 North 11th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States (map)

Join us as we host BON by artist Lani Asuncion, a project influenced by the artist’s time growing up in Okinawa Japan, where her family practiced the three-day Obon Festival honoring the spirits of their ancestors and passed loved ones.

BON is a public event that invites people in the local community to come together to remember and celebrate their passed loved ones. Please bring a favorite dish of the remembered to a potluck picnic gathering. Following the picnic potluck there will be brief lantern lighting ceremony at 7:00 pm. A lantern making station will be set up during the potluck picnic, where participants will be asked to draw and write messages they would like to send to their loved ones.

The evening will also include a a taiko (traditional Japanese drumming) performance by Therese Stephen of Kyo Daiko.