The Summer of Obon continues... here we are last Saturday night at the WLA Obon. From what I understand, it has really grown a lot in the last few years. It was sooo crowded. Long lines, good food, hard to find a place to sit (we had to take turns sharing 3 chairs), and tight spaces for walking, especially during the taiko performance. What I liked about their taiko group is that it was a mix of young people, but seemed like a lot of seniors, the most I've ever seen at once. We went with Scott, Emily & Tula. Note Maiya sporting her new jinbei, a gift from Grandma Machi (check back to the pix from the Nishi Obon a few weeks ago when we discovered Maiya's one size fits all happi coat from when she was a baby no longer fits).