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.
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 3:00 pm
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, traditional Bon Odori Dancing, and various types of entertainment.
Go Green by bringing your own Reusable Bag and Water Bottle!
Start Date: 2019-07-27
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Date: 2019-07-28
End Time: 9:00 pm
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|
|Sunday, July 28|
|MC: Shin Ito Guest MC: Helen Ota|
|MC: Shin Ito||Guest MC: Helen Ota||TAIKOPROJECT||<happyfunsmile/td>|
|Bombu Taiko||ML Crisis|
|June Kuramoto||Kitsune Taiko|
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.
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.
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: 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.
Time: 1:00 pm
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.
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.
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.
Start Time: 8:00am
End Time: 3:00pm