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2017 Annual Oxnard Buddhist Temple Summer Obon Odori Festival (Saturday Only)

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Date: Saturday, 8 July, 2017       Time: 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This Event is 1 Day.
Oxnard Buddhist Temple
250 South H Street
(Between 2nd St. and 3rd St.)
Oxnard, CA 93030

Phone: (805) 483-5948
Location Website: Click to Visit

Come to the "Gathering of Joy" - Obon Festival at the Oxnard Buddhist Temple in sunny breezy Oxnard, CA. We offer Japanese cultural exhibits and demonstrations in bonsai, taiko and traditional Japanese dance. Enjoy tasty treats, delicious sushi, teriyaki foods, ice cold snow cones, and much more. There's a fresh farmer's produce market, a Japanese boutique, games, a silent auction, and raffle drawing. End your fun summer day with Bon Odori - Japanese folk dance circles. Let's dance!

Oxnard Buddhist Temple Bon Odori -
Obon is an annual Buddhist event for commemorating one's ancestors. It is believed that each year during obon, the ancestors' spirits return to this world in order to visit their relatives. Traditionally, lanterns are hang in front of houses to guide the ancestors' spirits, obon dances (bon odori) are performed, graves are visited and food offerings are made at house altars and temples. At the end of Obon, floating lanterns are put into rivers, lakes and seas in order to guide the spirits back into their world. The customs followed vary strongly from region to region.

Obon is celebrated from the 13th to the 15th day of the 7th month of the year, which is July according to the solar calendar. However, since the 7th month of the year roughly coincides with August rather than July according to the formerly used lunar calendar, Obon is still celebrated in mid August in many regions of Japan, while it is celebrated in mid July in other regions.

Festival Obon Dates
July 8, 2017

Festival Obon Times
Sat: 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bon Odori Dance Time
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bon Dance Festival Ondo Practice Schedule
Dates: June - July
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come learn Japanese folk line dances in Oxnard, CA. These fun dance lessons are open to the public for seven lessons before the Oxnard Buddhist Temple Obon Festival. Dance practice days: Tues/Thur nights starting at 7:30pm to 9pm. Starting on June 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, and July 6th.

(805) 483-5948, Rev. Masanori Watanabe

Event Location
Oxnard Buddhist Temple, 250 South 'H' Street, (Between 2nd St. and 3rd St.), Oxnard, CA 93030

Event Title
2015 Annual Oxnard Buddhist Temple Summer Obon Odori Festival (Saturday Only)

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Celebrate the Japanese Culture food, performances and dancing.

(Please always confirm date & times, the schedule could change)


Saturday, 8 July, 2017


Oxnard Buddhist Temple Office

Phone: (805) 483-5948
Location Website: Click to Visit


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