June 27, 2012
Nen Daiko, traditional Japanese drummers, are one of the highlights of the summer Obon Festival at the Ejoki Buddhist Temple in Burke. Founded in the fall of 1994, Nen Daiko emphasizes "a joy and exuberance for expressing ourselves through the beat of the drum," according to the group’s website.
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The Herndon Festival, Relay for Life and Springfield Days/Party in the Park are only a few of the events taking place in the summer of 2013.
Ekoji Buddhist Temple in Burke hosts Summer Obon Festival.
Whether guests wear the traditional silk Japanese Kimonos with brocade sashes, or just jeans and a t-shirt, all visitors are invited to join hands and twirl to the beat of Japanese folk music during Ekoji Buddhist Temple’s largest summer celebration.