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2017 - 71st Annual Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar - Buddhist Church of Sacramento (2 Days)

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Date: Sunday, 13 August, 2017       Time: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sacramento - Buddhist Church of Sacramento
2401 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95818

Phone: (916) 446-0121
Location Website: Click to Visit

Sacramento Annual Bazaar event showcases food, music, dance and art of the local Japanese American community. 1947 marked the beginning of the Sacramento Buddhist Church Bazaar as the Japanese rebuilt their community following their forced evacuation from the West Coast by Executive Order during World War II. The Bazaar was primarily a social festival where church members and the local Sacramento Japanese and Japanese-American community shared food, memories and friendships.

In later years the Bazaar was expanded to include Japanese exhibits and demonstrations such as flower arranging (Ikebana), classical dancing (Odori), tea ceremony, concerts, Taiko Drum Clubs and many other cultural activities which were shared with the entire Sacramento community. The Bazaar's popularity has resulted in it becoming a major annual Sacramento community event with thousands of people traveling from miles around to join in the festivities each year. Of course the public is always welcome to enjoy this annual festival.

The two-day event is supported by  volunteers from ages 7 through 90 contributing countless hours throughout the year to share the festival with the Sacramento community. Proceeds from the Japanese Food and Cultural Bazaar support the Sacramento Buddhist Church and its affiliated organizations such as youth sports programs, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, youth groups, adult and senior groups, the Japanese language school and many other church activities within the community.

Facts & Figures
- Estimated attendance for the two-day event is 30,000 people.
- One and a half tons of rice cleaned, cooked and consumed in traditional Japanese cuisine.
- 10,000 + pounds of chicken seasoned and barbecued for chicken teriyaki.
- 400 pounds of shrimp cleaned and cooked for tempura and sushi delicacies.
- 1,500 pounds of beef prepared for teriyaki meat sticks and sandwiches.    
- 500 pounds of noodles prepared for hot and cold dishes.
- 2,000 pounds of charcoal used to cook teriyaki chicken and teriyaki beef sticks.
- 150 gallons of soy sauce used to create authentic marinades and other seasonings.
- 500 pounds of sugar and 100 pounds of salt used in preparation of various  seasonings.
- 6 tons of ice used to cool drinks, keep fish sushi fresh and make refreshing snow cones.

Bazaar Dates
August 12 - 13, 2017

11:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Bon Odori is in July
July 8, 2017 - Saturday at 7:00 pm - Click Here for Details
July 9, 2017 - Sunday at 9:30 am - Obon/Hatsubon Service

Note: The Obon is on a seperate day from the 2-day Bazaar. 
Obon Practices: June 26-29, July 5-6. Time is usually 7:00-8:00 p.m.; practice on the last night runs a little longer.

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Celebrate the Japanese Culture – food, performances and dancing.

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

Buddhist Church of Sacramento Obon Odori Festival, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA 9581

Event Title
Annual Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar - Buddhist Church of Sacramento (2 Days)


Sunday, 13 August, 2017

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Buddhist Church of Sacramento Office

Phone: (916) 446-0121
Location Website: Click to Visit


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