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Obon celebration features ,music, dancing and food

ONTARIO – Fliers call Ontario's 71st annual Obon celebration this Saturday a "Festival of Joy," but to Sharmon Fujimoto, a minister's assistant for the Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple, it's much more complicated.

"It makes me think of when I was little and we used to have huge circles of dancers. So many of those people have passed on," Fujimoto said. "But they were a part of this temple. They were a part of touching my life."

The event at the Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple in Ontario features food, including bento boxes, shishkabobs, tempura, udon and mochi balls.

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