People who work in essential industries like incense stores, black clothing shops and Disneyland don't get the week off. But most of them get a week somewhere in lieu. Because this is Japan and the way companies convince people to work all the hours of the day and not take their annual leave is to have nice big blocks of National holidays.
Well except for K's company.
Oh no. They have pared Obon back to Friday the 13th and the following Monday. Technically this covers the official religiously obon days of 13-16 August but it hardly shows any generosity on the part of the company now, does it?
That's OK. I think us three girls will just turn up at K's work everyday with our picnic lunch looking for daddy and a some holiday fun.
(Only half) seriously.