During the Obon period, usually in mid-August, it is believed that the ancestral spirits come back to their family. Today I bought some offerings to the ancestors including sweets, fruits and vegetables. I heard a story that goes fruits of a plant called “Chinese lanterns” should serve to guide the deceased to their house safely.
O, Chinese lanterns/
Ready to welcome dad and mom/
Brand new tatami mats/
Calligraphy and translation by Chio
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