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Obon Week

From 11th to 19th of August, it is Obon Week in Japan.

I always explain this period as “Buddhist version Halloween” because it is said that our ancestors’ spirits come home during this week. Many of relatives gather to welcome them or visit their grave to let them know we are doing well and remember them. It is quite important family event for us and many people are off at least for a week.

When I was young, I didn’t pay much attention on this tradition and just wanted to enjoy my precious long holidays as much as possible (because I was young!). I used to be forced to join it and felt a bit wasted though, now I know how important this is and nice opportunity to see my family at the same time especially after I left my home.

Therefore, most of the manufactures will stop from 11th to 17th and we are also taking holiday. This means that your order takes longer to be delivered than it is supposed to and your inquiry also cannot get instant response. We apologize for inconvenience.

We will definitely get back to you after 18th so please contact us as usual. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Globalkitchen.japan staff