Inspired by the traditional Japanese Obon Festival, A Bowl of Summer (Natsu no Utsuwa) explores the universe created when life and death mingle with each other in the summer. During the summer Obon festival, the Japanese welcome their deceased ancestors back to the world, and after spending several days together, send them off to the other world. It is believed that they encounter not only the dead who have been resting peacefully in their graves, but also ghosts who still have attachments to our world, or those who have transformed into insects and other animals.
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