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Archive / Taiko Master : Etsuo Hongo

CN 2005 Etsuo Hongo

Cultural News 2005 April Issue Taiko: Primal Beat By Fumie Iida Tokyo native Etsuo Hongo of Los Angeles, 54, started teaching taiko in 1977 at a basement of a Buddhist temple in Little Tokyo. Hongo is one of the pioneers who have developed taiko activities in Southern California. Hongo says that there are more...
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2013 / Little Tokyo’s Nishi temple to hold “Obon” carnival, July 20-21

Nishi Hongwanji 2013 Obon Carnival

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 Obon Entertainment Schedule Saturday, July 20 3:00 pm  Carnival welcome by the temple president Lonny Quon. MC:...
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Bon Odori: People’s dance to return to Buddhist temples this summer

Bon Odori: People’s dance to return to Buddhist temples this summer

Cultural News, June 2010 Issue Bon Odori Dance is an annual summer fixture in Japan during August. Dance circles are formed spontaneously by ordinary people just for fun. Here in Southern California and Arizona, Bon Odori is known as Buddhist temple events in the months of June and July. But with each passing year,...
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