2019 / Southern California Local: Sun Valley – Valley Japanese Community Center to hold 65th Annual Obon Festival, June 22-23

Bon Odori at Valley Japanese Community Center (Cultural News Photo Archive)

Valley Japanese Community Center
8850 Lankershim Blvd, Sun Valley, CA 91352

The 65th Annual Obon Festival
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 4:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 4:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
More info at Japanese-City.com

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2019 Bon Odori Season starts on June 22 in Southern California

From Shige Higashi, Editor & Publisher of Cultural News

In Japan, Bon Odori are local community events, not Buddhist temple events. But in Southern California and other states, most Bon Odori events are organized by Buddhist temples, and Bon Odori becomes the most popular event among the Japanese American communities.

Bon Odori will come back now. Valley Japanese Community Center in Sun Valley and West Covina Buddhist Temple open the 2019 season of Bon odori on Saturday, June 22.

Venice Japanese Community Center will host the Summer Festival on June 22-23. VJCC Summer Festival also includes Bon Odori programs.

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Cultural News seeks your best Bon odori photos for the July issue. Your submissions are welcome to higashi@culturalnews.com

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