August full moon in Broome

Candles and incense were lit and chochin lanterns decorated the Japanese Cemetery in Broome on the first full moon of August this year. On 2 August 2012, a historically significant Obon kuyo ceremony was held at the Japanese Cemetery in Broome. Conducting traditional hoyo was Reverend Shigenobu Watanabe from the Hongwanji Buddhist Mission of Australia with 250 community members of Broome. I had the honour of taking part in this ceremony. In Broome, Obon was celebrated every year before WWII on the full moon in August, as a time when the pearl luggers returned to Broome during spring tide and a suitable time to pay their respects to the deceased, […]

art, music & food for buddhism

A Fundraising Art Auction for the Japanese Cemetery in Broome, Western Australia SAT 17 March 5 – 8 PM $25 + AUCTION YUGA Floral Cafe & Gallery ph 02 9692 8604 0413 781 622   172 St. Johns Road, Glebe             Mayu Kanamori and Setsuko Yanagisawa from Yuga Floral is hosting an art auction and fundraising event to support Reverent Shigenobu Watanabe to conduct kuyo in the Japanese Cemetery in Broome. Spiritual artworks by Australian artists whose work reflects a spiritual nature will form a silent auction. Guests will also be treated live shakuhachi by Felicity Clark and koto music by members of Koto Music Institute of Australia. There will […]