2018 / Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple to present Obon event, July 7, 8

LA Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple aka Nishi Hongwanji
815 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Obon
July 7 & 8
Saturday, 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, July 7
Festival * 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Buddhism 101 (Q & A session in the Hondo) 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Bon Odori 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bingo 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Demonstrations
Tea Ceremony (Temple Front) 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Outdoor Stage Performances:
Welcome: Bessie Tanaka – Temple President 2:50 pm
MC: Derek Escano
Nishi Development Center Kids 3:00 – 3:30 pm
Matsutoyo Kai 3:45 – 4:15 pm
Ho’Aloha Polynesian Dancers 4:25 – 5:00 pm
Meet & Greet 5:10 – 5:20 pm
JSPACC & LA Taiko Ichiza 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Break for Obon dancing (west lot) 6:45 – 9:00 pm
Dance to Kokoro 9:00 – 10:00 pm

Sunday, July 8
Festival * 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Buddhism 101(Q & A session in the Hondo) 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Bon Odori 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bingo 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Demonstrations
Tea Ceremony (Temple Front) 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Outdoor Stage Performances:
Welcome: Bessie Tanaka – Temple President 1:50 pm
MC: Derek Escano
Nishi Development Center Kids 2:00 – 2:40 pm
Meet & Greet 2:50 – 3:20 pm
Miko Shudo & the Grateful 4 3:30 – 4:30 pm
LA Taiko Ichiza 4:45 – 5:30 pm
Break for Obon dancing (west lot) 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Raffle Drawing 8:30 pm

* The festival will have a farmer’s market. sushi, manju, chili rice, hot dogs, somen, boba, udon, beef and chicken teriyaki plates, dango, chashu bao, snow cone, drinks, games, plant sale, and many more.

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