What is Obon?
Obons are a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. Most obons in North America feature art showcases, food stands, taiko performances, and most importantly bon odori.
Video should be 5-10 minutes long.
Must be submitted by a TCA member.
Video must start out with the following introduction: “My name is ________ and I am a TCA member. I am here at _________ Obon in __________ and THIS IS MY OBON!”
Share something about your obon, whether by walking through the different art/food/game stands, interviewing people, or recording a performance.
Conclude the video by telling us your favorite part of this obon.
Submit video within 24 hours of recording so that we can share your video while your obon is still ongoing!
Example from Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational:
If you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com. We look forward to your submissions!