4/07: Hanamatsuri in Commemoration of Buddha’s Birthday by Los Angeles Buddhist Temple Federation scheduled for April 7 at 1:30PM at Koyasan Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo


Los Angeles Buddhist Temple Federation will present Hanamatsuri 2024 in Commemoration of Buddha’s Birthday at Koyasan Buddhist Temple, 342 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 1:30 pm.

The theme of the event will be “Future of Japanese-American Buddhism” with Professor Eric Haruki Swanson, Department of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University.

Hanamatsuri is open to the public and free event.
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Letter to Members and Friends of Los Angeles Buddhist Temple Federation

Rev. Yuju Matsumoto
Bishop, Koyasan Buddhist Temple

Rev. William Briones
President, Los Angeles Buddhist Temple Federation
2024 Hanamatsuri Chairman

Dear Members and Friends,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support you have given to our Los Angeles Buddhist Temple Federation (LABTF) and particularly to our Hanamatsuri Celebrations in the past.

This year’s Hanamatsuri Celebration will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2024, from 1:30 pm at Koyasan Buddhist Temple.

Our being able to celebrate this most auspicious holiday in our community is due to the generosity and support you graciously extend to us on an annual basis.

This year LABTF would like to donate 25% of the proceeds of your donation and donate it in response to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake.

We send our sincerest condolences to all those affected and wish for a full and swift recovery of the region.

Please make your check payable to LABCF (Los Angeles Buddhist Church Federation).

As a token of our appreciation, we wish to present the enclose booklet, with brief messages by our Hanamatsuri Chairman, Rev Yuji Matsumoto and by our guest speaker Dr. Eric Haruki Swanson who will be speaking on, “The Future of Japanese Buddhism in America.”

The booklet also acknowledges the donors from our 2023 Hanamatsuri celebration.

Again, we thank you for your generous donations to our association and look forward to your continued support again this year.

With Gassho,

Los Angeles Buddhist Temple Federation

Higashi Honganji Betsuin / Jodoshu Hon-In / Koyasan Buddhist Temple / Long Beach Buddhist Church / Nichiren Buddhist Temple
Nishi Hongwanji Betsuin / Senshin Buddhist Temple / Zenshuji Soto Mission