Hanamatsuri Craft Fair – April 28, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Title: Hanamatsuri Craft Fair

Description: Please come out and join us for the Hanamatsuri Craft Fair.  Vendors will be selling various types of items, so please come out and check it out.

If you’d like to take part in the fair as a vendor/seller, please download an application or contact the temple office.

The event is open to the public, free of charge and will take place on Sunday, April 23 from 10:00am-3:00pm.

Date: 2019-04-28

Start Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 3:00 pm


OBON Festival – July 27-28, 1:00pm to 9:00pm

Title: OBON Festival

Description: Obon is a time to remind us of how much our parents and grandparents, our ancestors, have done to make our lives happy. It is an opportunity to rejoice in the life that we enjoy, to express gratitude for all of the conditions, both past and present, that help to sustain our lives, and a time to reflect on the wishes our predecessors have for us. The festival features food, games, farmers market, flower market, tea ceremony demonstrations, traditional Bon Odori Dancing, and various types of entertainment.

Start Date: 2019-07-27

Start Time: 1:00 pm

End Date: 2019-07-28

End Time: 9:00 pm

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Entertainment –
The 2019 entertainment lineup will include TAIKOPROJECT, happyfunsmile, hereandnow, and many others.

Performance Schedule (subject to change)

Saturday, July 27
MC: Shin Ito Guest MC: Helen Ota
1:00 ML Crisis
2:15 hereandnow
2:45 Kinnara Taiko
3:30 Kokoro
4:45 Kitsune Taiko
5:30 Manto-e Service
6:00 happyfunsmile
6:30 Bon Odori
Sunday, July 28
MC: Shin Ito Guest MC: elen Ota
1:30 Lumbini Kids
2:15
3:00 TAIKOPROJECT
3:45 June Kuramoto
4:45 Bombu Taiko
5:30 Manto-e Service
6:00 happfunsmile
6:30 Bon Odori
MC: Shin Ito
happyfunsmile TAIKOPROJECT Bombu Taiko ML Crisis
Kitsune Taiko June Kuramoto

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Services –

OBON HATSUBON SERVICE – July 28, 11:00 a.m.

MANTO-E SERVICES – Saturday – 6:00 p.m. – Sunday 5:30 p.m.

The tradition of Manto-e during the Obon Festival is to light the sky with “ten thousand lanterns”, originating about 1,200 years ago. Manto-e lanterns can be offered in memory of a departed love one, so if you wish to do so, please refer to the Manto-e form to apply for one.

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OBON Gift Certificates –

Great gifts for family & friends! Gift Certificates can be purchased for food items in $5.00 increments by printing out a gift certificate form, fill it out, and send it in with payment to the Temple Office. ________________________________________________________________________________________________

OBON Parking –

Parking will be available at the Mangrove Lot at 428 E. Temple St.(Alameda/1st st/Temple St). Free shuttle service will be available from the parking lot to Higashi Honganji from 11:00am to 10:00pm. Validation to park at the Medical Building on 3rd & San Pedro will not be available this year.

 

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Bon Odori Dancing –

Both days at 6:30 p.m.

BON Odori Practice – Practice dates are Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm in the social hall.
Title: Father’s Day/Graduation Family Service & Luncheon

Description: We honor the fathers on Father’s Day and the graduates of the 2019 class.  A luncheon is held immediately following service, so please come join us.

Date: 2019-06-16

Time: 10:00am

 


Lumbini Graduation – June 30, 1:00pm

Title: Lumbini Graduation

Description: Please join us for the Lumbini Graduation to support the graduates of the Lumbini Child Development Center as the children move on to higher education.

Date: 2019-06-30

Time: 1:00 pm

 

 


Obon Family Service/Pet Memorial Service – July 14, 10:00am

Title: Obon Family Service/Pet Memorial Service

Description: Obon Family Service gives us an opportunity to express our gratitude to our ancestors who have passed on.  It’s also a time to express our gratitude to the Buddha for his teachings.  The Pet Memorial Service gives us an opportunity to honor our pets who have passed on.

Date: 2019-07-14

Time: 10:00am

 


Obon/Hatsubon Service – July 28, 11:00am

Title: Obon/Hatsubon Service

Description: Obon is a time to remind us of how much our parents and grandparents, our ancestors, have done to make our lives happy. It is an opportunity to rejoice in the life that we enjoy, to express gratitude for all of the conditions, both past and present, that help to sustain our lives, and a time to reflect on the wishes our predecessors have for us.

Hatsubon is the first Obon service following the passing of a loved one.  It’s also a time to express our gratitude to the Buddha for his teachings.

Date: 2019-07-28

Time: 11:00am


Big Bargain Sale – August 18, :800am to 3:00pm

Title: Big Bargain Sale

Description: The Big Bargain Sale will have an array of items for sale, such as household items, kitchenware, books, personal items, and many others.  So come out and find a bargain.  

Date: 2019-08-18

Start Time: 8:00am

End Time: 3:00pm