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2017 Valley Japanese Community Center Obon Festival: Japanese Food, Dango, Games, Judo, Karate, Kendo, Tea Ceremony, Taiko & Minyo Odori (2 Days)

Date: Saturday, 17 June, 2017       Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun Valley - Valley Japanese Community Center
8850 Lankershim Blvd
Sun Valley, CA 91352

The Valley Japanese Community Center is located at 8850 Lankershim Blvd, Sun Valley, CA. All-time favorite foods such as Udon, Teriyaki Beef, Sushi, Chinese Chicken Salad, and Fresh Roasted Corn on the Cob and Homemade baked goods are some of the foods which will be available for purchase.

Demonstrations of Judo, Karate, Kendo, Tea Ceremony, Taiko and Minyo Odori will be held. Festival-type games, exhibits of calligraphy/Sumi-E, and schoolwork completed by Japanese School Students will be featured on both days. Returning for the 9th year is LA Taiko Ichiza who will fill the air with exciting drumming on Sunday.

After the demonstrations, please join in the Bon Odori dances. Bon dances are dances of joy so age, looks or experience should not inhibit anyone from entering the circle of dancers!

Free admission. Everybody is welcome.

June 17 & 18, 2017

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bon Odori Dance Times
Our practice dates are May 23, 26, 30 and June 2, 6, 9. 7-9PM.
Participants will need Tenugui (towel) Kachi kachi (castanets) and Uchiwa (round fan).

We have a shuttle van running continuously for festival attendees: Look for the shuttle sign.

Diagonal parking opens up at 5:00 pm

The Valley Japanese Community Center is located at 8850 Lankershim Blvd, Sun Valley, CA.

Obon Practice Dates
Tuesday and Friday starting on May 23, 2017 to June 09, 2017
Dates: 05/23/2017, 05/26/2017, 05/30/2017, 06/02/2017, 06/06/2017, 06/09/2017
Time: from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm|

Please bring Uchiwa (round fan), Tenugui (towel) and Naruko (clappers).

Christine Inouye or (818) 825-9583 detailed messages please.


Saturday, 17 June, 2017

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Christine Inouye

Phone: (818) 825-9583


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