2014 / Japanese Summer Festival / Pasadena Buddhist Temple Obon Festival / July 19-20

Pasadena Buddhist Temple Obon Carnival


Forwarded for the Pasadena Buddhist Temple

The Pasadena Buddhist Temple Obon festival will take place July 19 & 20 from 4:00 pm each day.

Obon is a time when we gather to show our appreciation to family and friends who have passed from this world.

Reverend Tetsuo Unno will be available for questions both days from 5:15 – 6:15 pm inside the temple hondo.

Obon dancing will take place each evening at 6:30 pm. Taiko performance will take place at 7:00 pm with more Obon dancing resuming after the performance.

Saturday evening L.A. Matsuri Taiko will perform and Sunday the Taiko of West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple will perform.

Sunday night we will be introducing the 2014 Nisei Week Court at 6:20 pm.

Please visit the temple’s website to get the schedule of martial arts demonstrations.

Tea Ceremony will take place on Saturday at 4:30 pm. Ikebana will be on display both days.

Vendors selling crafts, jewelry and other handmade items will be available both days.

Heritage Source Booksellers has arranged to have author Lora Nakamura to sign her book, The Bonsai Babes both days.

A variety of foods will be sold each day (including unagi donburi, chicken teriyaki, spam musubi, beef teriyaki). Game booths will be set-up for the kids and the adults.

There will also be a Silent Auction on Saturday!

Please go to the Pasadena Buddhist Temple for the updated information and religious schedules. http://www.PasadenaBuddhistTemple.org