Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Salt Lake Tribune
Named plaques of the members of the Buddhist temple who died since the last Obon are displayed in a place of reverence near the "Onaijin" inside the Buddhist Temple.
For almost 100 years, Buddhism has been a part of Utah life. And on Saturday, the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple commemorated followers who have gone before with its annual Oban festival.
The temple, a Jodo Shinshu sect that is affiliated with the Buddhist Churches of America, displayed a small plaque for each member who had died in the past year. Flowers decorated the altar and incense was burned as an offering.
The festival also included a Taiko drum performance, dancing and food.