2014 / Japanese summer festival / Higasi Honganji Temple / July 26-27

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Obon Festival

Higashi Honganji Obon 2014July 26, 27, 2014, 12:00 – 9:00 pm

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple

505 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles)

www.hhbt-la.org     (213) 626-4200

OBON is a traditional event to honor and express gratitude to the spirits of our ancestors, those before us who provided us with the gift of life.

The Obon Festival is held as a celebration of the return of the spirits of our ancestors. The festival features food, games, farmers market, flower market, tea ceremony demonstrations, traditional Bon Odori Dancing, and various types of entertainment.

Demonstrations – Tea Ceremony by Ogasawara-ryu Sencha-do – Sunday, July 27, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Downstairs in Room 2 (Red Room). Ogasawa-ryu Sencha-do Tea Ceremony demonstrations will be performed by the Matsumura Shcachu group.

Entertainment – The 2014 entertainment lineup will include happyfunsmile, hereandnow, TAIKOPROJECT, Local Mojo and many others.

Performance Schedule (subject to change)

Saturday, July 26
MC – Shin Ito    Guest MC – Rodney Kageyama
1:30 Garvey Ranch Dojo
2:00 Hereandnow
2:30 Fujima Kansei Odori Kai
4:15 Local Mojo
5:15 Bombu / Kitsune /Tanuki
6:00 Manto-e Service
6:30 Bon Odori
Sunday, July 27
MC – Shin Ito
12:30 Live 4 Today
1:30 Lumbini Kids On Stage
2:00 Kinnara Taiko
2:45 Halau Hula ‘a’ ala Anuhea
3:30 Miko Shudo
4:30 Bombu / Kitsune / Tanuki
6:00 Happyfunsmile
5:30 Manto-e Service
6:00 Happyfunsmile
6:30 Bon Odori

Obon Hatsubon Service – July 27, 11:30 a.m.

Manto-E Services – Saturday – 6:00 p.m. – Sunday 5:30 p.m.

The tradition of Manto-e during the Obon Festival is to light the sky with “ten thousand lanterns”, originating about 1,200 years ago.

Parking –  Parking will be available at the Medical Building on 3rd Street, across from the temple at 420 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, 90013.

The lot entrance is on Boyd Street. Higashi Honganji Obon visitors will receive a discounted maximum daily fee of $5, plus a complimentary Obon raffle ticket valued at $3.

In order to receive your discount voucher and raffle ticket, please bring your stub to the Raffle Booth at the entrance to our Obon Festival.


The Medical Building parking lot closes at 10:00 p.m. and other parking lots in Little Tokyo close earlier. Bon Odori Dancing will start at 6:30 p.m. on the both days.

Higashi Honganji Obon Parking Map