2014 / Japanese Summer Festival / Zenshuji in Little Tokyo/ July 12-13

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Zenshuji Obon Carnival 201456th Zenshuji Obon Carnival – July 12&13, 2014

123 South Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 624-8658


Zenshuji Obon Carnival is held on July 12 and 13 this year. A lot of fun for your entire family. This is also our biggest fundraiser of the year. We need everyone’s help to make this event a success. Please volunteer whenever you can. Thank you for your continuous support for Zenshuji.

Parking Map

Zenshuji Obon Event Schedule (It is subject to change without notice)

Saturday, July 12

1:30 pm  Obon Service at the Main Hall

3:00 pm  Karaoke Contest (Registration starts at 2 pm)

4:00 pm  Japanese Folk Dance

4:30 pm  Okinawa Taiko – Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Los Angeles Branch

5:15 pm  Martial Art – Shorinji Kempo

6:00 pm  Taiko (Japanese Drums) – Zendeko

6:30 pm  Bon Odori


Sunday, July 13

1:30pm Obon Service at the Main Hall

3:30 pm  Japanese Folk Dance – Tokushima Awa Odori

4:15 pm  Japanese Classical Dance – Bando Hidesomi

5:00 pm  Polynesian Dance – Sea Breeze

5:30 pm  Taiko (Japanese Drums) – Zendeko

6:30 pm  Raffle Drawing

6:45 pm  Bon Odori – music played by Matsutoyo-kai

Zenshuji is a Sōtō Zen temple dedicated to bringing the 2,500-year-old teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha to America as illuminated by Dōgen Zenji and Keizan Zenji, the Two Founders of Sōtō Zen Buddhism.

Zenshuji is located in the heart of Los Angeles in the Little Tokyo/Arts District area. We offer Zen practice for all people in a unique Japanese-style setting.