Okinawan families welcome their ancestors during Obon

An Okinawan family gives thanks for their health and prays for their safety and happiness in front of Butsudan before sending ancestral spirits back to the other world at Yomitan village, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 10, 2014. During Obon, which is one of the most important Japanese traditions, local people believe that the spirits of their departed ancestors come back to their homes to be reunited with their family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

PHOTO BY: Naoto Anazawa
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