Forwarded for Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple
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.
Performance Schedule (subject to change)
|Saturday, July 26|
|MC – Shin Ito Guest MC – Rodney Kageyama|
|1:30||Garvey Ranch Dojo|
|2:30||Fujima Kansei Odori Kai|
|5:15||Bombu / Kitsune /Tanuki|
|Sunday, July 27|
|MC – Shin Ito|
|12:30||Live 4 Today|
|1:30||Lumbini Kids On Stage|
|2:45||Halau Hula ‘a’ ala Anuhea|
|4:30||Bombu / Kitsune / Tanuki|
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.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF PARKING LOT CLOSING TIMES!
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.