A history of Bon Odori in Mainland America.
Gathering of Joy was published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Jodoshinshu Hongwanji-ha in the continental United States. Enclosed is a CD of 18 popular songs, the lyrics to the odori songs, and a brief history.
Dedicated to the late Rev. Yoshio Iwanaga and his wife, Chizuko Iwanaga, founders of Bon Odori in America.
A must have if you love obon.