I bought round trip railway tickets to my hometown 3 weeks ago. My parents live far from here, so I need to ride the Hokuriku bullet train for about 1.5 hours. I will take a holiday from the 11th to 15th, because the Japanese have a traditional buddhist ceremony at this time. Every summer season we have to welcome our ancestors. People believe that their ancestors help them achieve a happy and healthy if their descendants respect them. Elderly people especially have this tendency. I’m not a devout Buddhist. But I understand that many people feel a longing for their deceased grandparents. That feeling is related to this custom. In my case, this is one of the customs every summer. Actually I can’t believe in the spirits of ancestors but I never say anything to my family.
Title:I can’t beleive the spirits of ancestors
I took round trip railway tickets for go to my hometown 3 weeks ago. My parents live in far from here, I need to ride Hokuriku bullet train about 1.5 hour. I take holiday from 11th to 15th, because in this season Japanese have traditional buddhist ceremony. Every summer season we have to welcome of our ancestors. People believe their ancestors help their happy and healthy life if they respect them. Especially the elder people has that tendency.
I’m not reverent buddhist. But I understand that many people feel a longing for deceased grandma and grandpa. That feeling related with this custom. In my case, it’s one of the customs in every summer. Actually I can’t beleive the spirits of ancestors. but I never say that thing to my family.