Lighting Our World: Japanese Obon Festival

Oakley obon

Another page from the kids book I illustrated, Lighting Our World. Here's the Japanese festival of Obon where family and friends of the departed float lit-up lanterns down a river to symbolize the spirits’ journeys back to the world of the dead. As the vessel sinks and the light is extinguished and the soul is said to return to the spirit-world. Wish we had lovely traditions like this in Canada.

Some process shots are up for a couple of new pages are up on my blog. Hope some kids like this!

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