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August 2014

Cucumber Horses and Eggplant Cows

By Design, DIY, Japanese Design No Comments

Around August 15, there is a holiday called Obon (お盆) in Japan. Obon has roots in Buddhism and other aspects of Japanese culture. We believe that our ancestors are coming back to the world of the living from the world of the dead for several days in August. However, for many Japanese people, including me, it is more like a traditional event than a religious ritual. Although I don’t call myself a Buddhist, I still enjoy doing some of the stuff. Read More