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2017 Buddhist Temple of San Diego Obon Festival & Odori - Music, Cultural Displays, Japanese Food, Snacks, Gifts, etc. (Sat Only) [Video] 2 Locations

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Date: Saturday, 5 August, 2017       Time: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This Event is 1 Day.

Buddhist Temple of San Diego Obon Festival outdoor festivities begin with music, cultural displays, food sales. Family and community are invited to celebrate OBON, the Buddhist holiday dedicated to expressing joy and gratitude for the gifts of life, heritage, and those we have taken for granted or forgotten. We dance out of sheer gratitude for the contributions of people who made possible life as we know it. Japanese food, snacks, gifts, books; a drawing to benefit the temples youth; and a rousing taiko erformances. The unique OBON AGAIN RESALE SHOP offers new and vintage Japanese clothing, ceramics, gifts wares. Free, public welcome.

Dancing will begin at 6:30 pm at Spreckels Organ Pavillion next to the garden and is free. The Pavillion will be have live Taiko and will be decorated with paper lanterns.

2 Locations of Events
Japanese Friendship Garden: Food, music and festivities.
Spreckles Organ Pavilion: Bon Odori dance.

San Diego Obon Date
Saturday August 5, 2017

Festival Time
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Japanese Friendship Garden

Obon Dances Time
6:30 pm - Spreckels Organ Pavilion Next to Friendship Garden

Bon Odori Practice - Lcoate All Practice Dates: Buddhist Temple of San Diego
The practices will be held inside Temple's Annex Hall.

Thursdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27, and Aug. 3 at 7:00 pm
Sundays: July 9, 16, 23 at 11:00 am

Locations - San Diego, CA
1) Buddhist Temple of San Diego, (Practice) 2929 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92102.
2) Japanese Friendship Garden, (Festival) 2215 Pan American Rd E, San Diego, CA 92101
3) Spreckels Organ Pavilion, (Dancing) 1549 El Prado Ste 10, San Diego, CA 92101.

Note: Japanese Friendship Garden & Spreckels Organ Pavillion are next to each other.

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Celebrate the Japanese Culture – food, performances and dancing.

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Buddhist Temple of San Diego Obon Festival & Odori (Sat only)


Saturday, 5 August, 2017


Buddhist Temple of San Diego Office

Phone: (619) 239-0896
Location Website: Click to Visit


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