Celebration of Buddha’s Birthday at Little Tokyo, Apr. 11

Hanamatsuri Celebration

Sunday, April 11

Jodoshu North America Buddhist Mission

442 East Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

1:00 pm   Bugaku performance by Kinnara Gagaku

1:20 pm   Hanamaturi Service

2:00 pm   Awards Ceremony

2:20 pm   Hanamatsuri Commemorative Lecture

“Buddhism & Compassion” by Dr. Glenn T. Webb

Kinnara Gagaku and Bugaku

Already, Hanamatsuri, the celebration of the Buddha’s birthday is right around the corner.  This year’s Los Angeles Buddhist Church Federation’s Hanamatsuri will be held on Sunday, April 11 from 1:00 pm at the Jodoshu North America Buddhist Missions at 442 East Third Street in Little Tokyo. The theme of this year’s celebration is Buddhism and Compassion.

The celebration will begin at 1:00 pm with a special performance of by Kinnara Gagaku of Senshin Buddhist Temple.  The visually stunning Bugaku, the classical dance that accompanies Gagaku music will be the featured part of this year’s performance.

The Hanamatsuri Service conducted by over ten priests of the federation temples will begin at 1:20 pm.  The traditional chanting of the priests will be enhanced by the music of Gagaku.  An awards presentation for the winners of this year’s Children’s Art and Photography contests will take place immediately after the service.

This year’s highlight will be the commemorative lecture on Buddhism and Compassion delivered by Dr. Glenn Webb, Professor Emeritus of Pepperdine University and one of our country’s leading Buddhist scholars.

The Hanamatsuri Children’s Art and Photo exhibition will be on display at the Jodoshu North America Buddhist Missions from April 11 through April 19.

For more information, contact (213) 626-4200 or info@hhbt-la.org.

Kinnara Gagaku and Bugaku