The 34th Annual Japanese Obon Spirit Festival, hosted by the Las Vegas Japanese Buddhist Sangha (Friends), is a way to honor the spirits of the deceased. Traditional foods like bento boxes, sushi, desserts, and shaved ice will be available to enjoy. Bon Odori Folk Dancers will perform in traditional clothing, sharing stories of the past and present to welcome the spirits of the dead. There will also be performances by the Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko (Japanese drumming), jazz singer Rita Lim, the Las Vegas Okinawan Club, and Tahitian Dancers Rau Tama Nui. Additionally, there will be displays of memorial lanterns to honor the ancestors’ spirits and showcases of ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging.