Jul 28, 2013 8:33 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
The Annual Obon Festival kicked off Sunday morning in Santa Maria.
The festival focuses on Bon Odori dancing. It's a traditional Japanese folk dance that honors ancestors.
"It's a joyful celebration because now they're at peace," said Dawn Kurokawa-Kamiya, an Obon Festival Member.
The family-friendly event is always free to attend. Sunday's event was held at the Veteran's Memorial Community Center in Santa Maria.
The group practices every Wednesday at the community center.
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