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Drums Sound for Obon

Each year, it is a Japanese custom to honor deceased members of one’s family and community at the Obon Festival. In Cortez, a Japanese- American farming community east of Turlock, Obon was celebrated Saturday with folk dancing, music and taiko, or Japanese-style drumming, in the parking lot of Cortez Buddhist Church.

Photos by Adm Golub

adgolub@modbee.com

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