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Jizo-bon Festival -Choraku Temple of the Valley-

TRAVEL 2018 30 mins Episode(s): 1 english Japanese
Jizo-bon is a festival that celebrates the Jizo Bosatsu, or "Kshitigarbha", and occurs in the Kinki Region of Japan. The Jizo-bon culture of Choraku Temple in Kakogawa City, Hyogo Prefecture, has been passed down from the Edo Period. In the evening, men carrying large drums and children carrying lanterns walk the town, creating a mystical atmosphere. This episode will show the history and tradition of Jizo-bon, while also detailing the hopes and feelings of those participating in the festival.

Part of "Festivals of Japan- Season 2"!