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Enjoy Obon Festival in Your Local Area! Wearing Yukata, Playing Games and Eat Delicious Japanese Food

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Enjoy Obon Festival in Your Local Area! Wearing Yukata, Playing Games and Eat Delicious Japanese Food

Date: Jun 23, 2018

Have you ever participated in the Obon Festival? I love the Obon Festival because can wearing a Yukata(Summer Kimono), enjoy games and meals at stalls. US’s Obon Festival makes me feel “Summer in Japan”. In your residence area, I think that the Obon Festival is held in the Japanese community area and the Japanese temple. Please search on “Obon Festival” + “near me” on Google. You probably can find it.

About Bon Festival:
Obon or just Bon is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. This Buddhist-Confucian custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors’ graves, and when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon-Odori. (Source: Wikipedia)


Shibuya Bon Odori Dance Festival, Japan

The list below is the Obon Festival held in the United States and Canada. Please let me know the Obon Festival Information in your area if it is not listed on this page.

Obon Festival in USA

Saturday, June 23

  • Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (Gardena, California)
  • Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center (Long Beach, California)
  • West Covina Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple (Los Angeles, California)

Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24

  • San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (Los Angeles, California)
  • Venice Japanese Community Center (Los Angeles, California)

Sunday, June 24

  • Buddhist Church of Lodi (Lodi, California)

Saturday, June 30

  • Senshin Buddhist Temple (Los Angeles, California)
  • Visalia Buddhist Temple (Visalia, California)

Sunday, July 1

  • Skid Row-Kyo Mission Ondo (Los Angeles, California)

Saturday, July 7

  • Cortez Buddhist Church (Cortez, California)
  • Reedley Buddhist Church (Reedley, California)
  • Midwest Buddhist Temple (Chicago, Illinois)

Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8

  • Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (Los Angeles, California)
  • Zenshuji Soto Mission (Los Angeles, California)

Sunday, July 8

  • Buddhist Church of Florin (Florin, California)
  • Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple (Seaside, California)
  • New York Buddhist Church (New York City, New York)

Saturday, July 14

  • Buddhist Church of Sacramento (Sacramento, California)
  • Berkeley Higashi Honganji (Berkeley, California)
  • Oxnard Buddhist Temple (Oxnard, California)
  • Ekoji Buddhist Temple (Fairfax Station, Virginia)
  • Enmanji Buddhist Temple (Sonoma County, California)
  • Fresno Buddhist Betsuin Temple (Fresno, California)
  • Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple (Ontario, Oregon)
  • Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • Reno Buddhist Center (Reno, Nevada)
  • Salt Lake Buddhist Temple (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Walnut Grove Buddhist Church (Walnut Grove, California)

Saturday, July 14 and Sunday July 15

  • Orange County Buddhist Church (Anaheim, California)
  • San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin (San Jose, California)

Sunday July 15

  • Buddhist Temple of Marin (Mill Valley, California)
  • Cleveland Buddhist Temple (Euclid, Ohio)
  • Orange County Buddhist Church (Anaheim, California)
  • Northern California Koyasan Temple (Sacramento, California)

Saturday, July 21

  • Buddhist Church of Fowler (Fowler, California)
  • Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California)
  • Buddhist Church of Marysville (Marysville, California)
  • Buddhist Temple of Alameda (Alameda, California)
  • Ogden Buddhist Church (Ogden, Utah)
  • Seabrook Buddhist Temple (Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey)
  • Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple (Denver, Colorado)

Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22

  • Mountain View Buddhist Temple (Mountain View, California)
  • Pasadena Buddhist Temple (Pasadena, California)
  • Seattle Buddhist Church (Seattle, Washington)
  • Spokane Buddhist Temple (Spokane, Washington)
  • Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (Los Angeles, California)
  • Watsonville Buddhist Temple (Watsonville, California)

Sunday, July 22

  • Buddhist Church of San Francisco ( San Francisco, California)
  • Guadalupe Buddhist Church (Guadalupe, California)

Saturday, July 28

  • White River Buddhist Temple (Auburn, Washington)

Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29

  • Los Angeles Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple (Los Angeles, California)
  • Southeast Japanese School and Community Center (Norwalk, California)
  • Vista Buddhist Temple (Vista, California)
  • West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple (Los Angeles, California)

Sunday, July 29

  • Buddhist Temple of Salinas ()

Saturday, Aug. 4

  • Buddhist Church of Oakland (Salinas, California)
  • San Diego Buddhist Temple (San Diego, California)
  • Japanese Association in Charlotte (Charlotte, North Carolina)
  • Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha (North Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • Oregon Buddhist Temple (Portland, Oregon)
  • Placer Buddhist Church (Penryn, California)
  • San Luis Obispo Buddhist Church (Avila Beach, California)
  • Buddhist Church of Stockton (Stockton, California)
  • Tacoma Buddhist Temple (Tacoma, Washington)

Sunday, Aug. 5

  • Palo Alto Buddhist Temple (Palo Alto, California)

Saturday, Aug. 11

  • Buddhist Temple of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
  • San Mateo Buddhist Temple (San Mateo, California)
  • Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church (Union City, California)

Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12

  • Diablo Japanese American Club (Concord, California)
  • Gardena Buddhist Church (Gardena, California)

Saturday, Aug. 18

  • Northern California Koyasan Temple (Sacramento, California)

Sunday, Aug. 19

  • Nisei Week Ondo (Los Angeles, California)

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