2014 / Japanese Summer Festival / Nishi Hongwanji LA Temple / July 12-13

Nishi Hongwanji Obon Carnival 2014 

Forwarded for Nishi Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin Temple

Nishi Hongwanji LA Betsui Obon Schedule

The Nishi Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin Temple

815 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 687-4585

http://www.nishihongwanji-la.org/

The festival will have a farmer’s market and lots of food booths.

Saturday, July 12

2:00 pm: Hatsubon Service

3:00 pm: Bell tolling

3:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Festival

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Bon Odori

Demonstrations

Tea Ceremony at the temple front, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Judo in the Kaikan building, 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Cultural Display in the downstairs, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Outdoor Stage Performances

Nishi Development Center Kid, 3:05 – 3:45 pm

Ho’Aloha Polynesian Dancers, 4:00 – 4:30 pm

Special Guests, 4:45 – 5:15 pm

LA Matsuri Taiko, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Break for Obon Dance in the north lot, 6:45 – 9:00 pm

Kokoto, 9:00 – 10:00 pm

 

Sunday, July 13

2:00 pm: Hatsubon Service

3:00 pm: Bell tolling

3:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Festival

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Bon Odori

Demonstrations

Tea Ceremony at the temple front, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cultural Display at the downstairs, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Outdoor Stage Performances

Nishi Development Center Kids, 2:35 – 3:10 pm

Matsutoyo Kai (Minyo folk song), 3:20  -3:50 pm

Kotobuki No Kai (Minyo), 4:00 – 4:35 pm

LA Matsuri Taiko, 4:45 – 5:25 pm

Amy Singer and Mark Sanwo, 5:35 – 6:00 pm

Short Service by Rimban Briones, 6:15 pm

Break for Obon Dancing at the north lot, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

The Nishi Hongwanji Los Angeles Betsuin has been serving Southern California since 1905. It  belongs to the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha, one of the largest denominations of the Pure Land stream of Mahayana Buddhism.

As a Betsuin, our temple is a direct branch of Nishi Hongwanji-ha in Kyoto, Japan. It is also one of 62 temples affiliated with Nishi Hongwanji in the mainland United States.