Annual Obon Carnival at Zenshuji, Little Tokyo, July 10, 11

Obon Zenshuji Poster

Zenshuji Soto Mission of Los Angeles presents the Zenshuji 52nd Annual Obon Carnival on July 10 and 11, from 11am to 8pm.

Zenshuji Soto Mission

123 South Hewitt Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 624-8658

This family event will include traditional Japanese cultural exhibitions, food and entertainment such as:

* Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Exhibits

* Tea Ceremony Demonstrations

* Taiko Drumming by Zendeko group

* Children’s Games

* Raffles

* White Elephant Sale

* Kempo Karate Demonstrations

* Folk Dances (Bon-Odori, etc)

* Live Performances (Talent Show, Random Ninjas and more!)

* Delicious Food (Ikayaki, Takoyaki, Teriyaki Beef, Udon, Home-Baked Goods)

And * OBON Service at 1:30pm both days.

Admission is free and open to the public. Cash only for the food.

Zenshuji Obon Carnival State Performance Schedule

Saturday, July 10

1:30 pm   Obon Service (at the Main Hall)

2:30 pm   Aikido Center of Los Angeles

3:00 pm   Karaoke & Talent Show

4:00 pm   Folk Dance – Kikuta Kai

4:30 pm   Folk Dance – Awa Odori – Machiko Fujii

5:00 pm   Koto & Percussion – Yukiko Matsuyama, Michael Kotgen

5:45 pm   Hollywood Entertainment Academy – Akira Kaneda & his students

6:30 pm   Taiko (Japanese Drums) – Special Appearance

6:45 pm   Bon Odori

Sunday, July 11

1:30 pm   Obon Service (at the Main Hall)

3:15 pm   Hawaiian Dance – Na Wahine O’Kawena

3:45 pm   Japanese Classical Dance – Bando Mitsuhiro

4:20 pm   Shorinji Kempo – Ted Uyekuma & his students

5:00 pm   Zendeko

5:30 pm   Rock Band – Random Ninjas

6:00 pm   Raffle Drawing

6:30 pm   Bon Odori

There are secured the parking lot across First Street, on the other side of the gold line tracks, for Saturday, from 8:00am to 10:00pm; and at the Mega Toys lot on Second Street and Gary Street for Sunday.

Obon Zenshuji Parking 2010