Bon Odori is a traditional summer festival in which we honor our ancestors who have passed on, remember and appreciate all they have done for us, and celebrate their ongoing presence in the lives we enjoy today. Bon Odori festivals in Washington State are held in Seattle, Auburn, Tacoma, and Olympia. .

Bon Odori

L-R: Karen Yoshitomi and daughter Kaila join Karen's parents, Al and Rose Kishi in Tacoma.

Larry Blackstock and Lori Matsukawa, King and Queen of the Tacoma Obon, along with Elsie Taniguchi