You might see some small tents with red and white lanterns here and there in Kyoto this weekend.
This is an annual Obon event for kids particularly in Kyoto. Adults prepare the gifts and snacks for kids and ask the monk to come to the tent and chant the sutra. Yes, summer is the busiest season and the best one for monks to make money as well.
I didn’t have this kind of obon festival for kids in my hometown. It’s very nice for kids to enjoy the local ritual and feel be protected.
Actually I can see some tents with few children in which only elderly people gather. It looks miss.
When children grow, they will remember this heartwarming place and time with childhood friends.
It would be a nice memory..