Soutokuji Temple Bon Dance Festival

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July 17th, 2012 : Yokohama, Japan – Visitors and monks dance around the stage during the Sotokuji Temple Bon Dance Festival in Yokohama, Japan. Bon Festival is a Japanese summer festival, which holds during Obon to pray for Japanese ancestors. Traditional dancers usually perform in front of the people, but Sotokuji Temple keeps their traditional and unique style, which the monks dance on the stage. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/AFLO)

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July 17th, 2012 : Yokohama, Japan – Monks perform on the stage during the Sotokuji Temple Bon Dance Festival in Yokohama, Japan. Bon Festival is a Japanese summer festival, which holds during Obon to pray for Japanese ancestors. Traditional dancers usually perform in front of the people, but Sotokuji Temple keeps their traditional and unique style, which the monks dance on the stage. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/AFLO)