2013 / Little Tokyo’s Nishi temple to hold “Obon” carnival, July 20-21

The L. A. Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple aka Nishi Hongwanji will hold annual “Obon” carnival on July 20 and 21.

Place: 815 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (213) 680-9130

Hours: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nishi Hongwanji 2013 Obon CarnivalObon Entertainment Schedule

Saturday, July 20

3:00 pm  Carnival welcome by the temple president Lonny Quon. MC: Derek Escano

3:10 – 3:50 pm  Nishi Development Center Kids

4:00 – 4:35 pm  Matsutoyo Kai

4:45 – 5:30 pm  Grateful Crane Ensemble

5:45 – 6:35 pm  LA Matsuri Taiko

6:45 pm             Short service by Rimban Abiko

7:00 – 9:00 pm Obon dancing

9:00 – 10:00 pm  Taka Sky

 

Sunday, July 21

2:30 pm  Carnival welcome by the temple president Lonny Quon. MC: Derek Escano

2:40 – 3:10 pm  Nishi Development Center Kids

3:20 – 3:50 pm  Ho ‘Aloha’ Polynesian Dancers

4:00 – 4;35 pm  Loco Voco and the Fujazz Band

4:45 – 5:15 pm  Kotobuki No Kai (Minyo)

5:20 – 6:00 pm  LA Matsuri Taiko

6:15 pm             Short service by Rimban Abiko

6:30 – 8:30 pm  Obon dancing

8:30 – 9:00 pm  Carnival raffle drawing

 

Demonstrations

Saturday, July 20

2:00 – 4:00 pm  Tea ceremony

3:00 – 8:00 pm Cultural display

4:00 – 4:30 pm  Judo

 

Sunday, July 21

2:00 – 4:00 pm  Tea ceremony

3:00 – 7:00 pm  Cultural display

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