Backdrop Backdrop Backdrop

Hand painted shibai backdrops

Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple Collection

“For one of the Bon Odori displays, we had a shibai backdrop that was probably 20 or 30 feet long. We placed several tables end-to-end, so that we could unfold it on the tables, and iron for the display. There was a big line of people ironing the backdrop.”
Ellen Hale
Seattle Betsuin Archives Committee