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Obon Festival at Showa!

Showa Boston is partnering with the Japan Society of Boston for an O-Bon Festival. All are encouraged to attend!

The following is from the Japan Society of Boston’s web page. For full details, please visit:

O-Bon Festival


Saturday, August 23, 4pm-8pm

The Grounds of Showa Boston 420 Pond Street Boston, MA 02130

Mark your calendars for the annual Obon Festival, held on the grounds of Showa Boston.  Obon is the annual Japanese summer custom of honoring the spirit of one’s ancestors.  The Obon customs are not somber, but done in a festive and celebratory mood.  This will be a fun picnic-style event complete with traditional Japanese summer games and Obon activites such as Bon Odori dancing.



Admission, parking, and events will be free.  You may bring your own picnic dinner, or purchase a Showa Dinner Box.  

Dinner Boxes may be bought on site for $8.


Dinner Box Options: 1. Chicken Katsu with rice and green salad served cold – bottle of water and fruit or cookies 

2. Tofu Katsu (v) with rice and green salad served cold- bottle of water and fruit or cookies 

Cost: $8

The kitchen will prepare a limited number of Dinner Boxes for purchase the day of ($8)

We will do our best to have an ample supply but can’t guarantee there will be enough for everyone if demand is high.

All are encouraged to bring a picnic!

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