Thank you for waiting! A couple of notes before we go:
- Obon (お盆) is an annual Buddhist event for commemorating one’s ancestors. It is believed that each year during obon, the ancestors’ spirits return to this world in order to visit their relatives. Obon is mainly observed in mid August, and the Obon week is one of one of Japan’s three major holiday seasons, alongside New Year and Golden Week.
- The North Wind and the Sun is one of Aesop’s Fables. It teaches the superiority of persuasion over force. The story is about a competition between the North Wind and the Sun to decide which is the stronger of the two. The challenge was to make a passing traveller remove his cloak. However hard the North Wind blew, the traveller only wrapped his cloak tighter to keep himself warm, but when the Sun shone, the traveller was overcome with heat and soon took his cloak off.
Sousa Kaigi wa Living de!
Mizuki Arisa, Tanabe Seiichi, Ihara Shogo…