Obon or 'Festival of the Dead' is celebrated in Japanese-American communities all over the country in the middle of July or August. In America, obon has become a key event for both the Buddhist temples and the local community, as well as a celebration of the rich Japanese-American cultural heritage. Obon features bon odori folk dancing, live music and taiko, games, and lots of food.
Gardena is the largest Obon Festival in the South Bay area.
Obon Odri Line Dancing
Martial Arts Demonstration
Gardena Obon Festival Date
August 11 - 12, 2018
Sat: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:45 pm: Taiko by Jodaiko, UC Irvine
5:15 pm: Taiko by Isami Taiko
Bon Odori Dance Time
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Bon Odori Dance
Obon Dance Practice Dates - Locate All Practice Dates: http://bit.ly/2rExLbR
June & July Bon Odori Practice Dance Dates
Days: Tuesday & Thursdays
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Find ALL Japanese Summer Festivals - See Calendar List: http://bit.ly/TTkHid
Celebrate the Japanese Culture – food, performances and dancing.
(Please always confirm date & times, the schedule could change)
Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 W 166th St., Gardena, CA 90247
Gardena Obon Buddhist Church Obon Festival and Odori (2 Days) (Different times)