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Sunday, July 15, 2007
Episode 3
49 min. 17 sec.

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73rd Annual San Jose Obon Festival

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Traditional dance, music, food and games create a rich cultural experience at this free outdoor festival presented by the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin. In this episode you'll learn how traditional Japanese drums inspire today's performers; discover the basics of Buddhism; find out how ancient storytelling techniques have been given a modern twist;
and understand what it takes to put on a large community festival. The finale features hundreds of people in traditional kimonos or hapi coats dancing in the street.

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