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2023 Annual Sozenji Community Obon Festival Event (Live Taiko Performance, Bon Odori Dancing) Sozenji Buddhist Temple (Sunday)
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Date: Sunday, 16 July, 2023       Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sozenji Buddhist Temple
3020 W. Beverly Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640-2215
(323) 724.6866
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Map of Sozenji Buddhist Temple, 3020 W. Beverly Blvd

Sozenji Buddhist Temple in Montebello, CA will celebrate the Buddhist holiday of appreciation of ancestors with this special event as we come together to dance, celebrate and honor our ancestors and pray for the well-being of all sentient beings.

Sozenji Buddhist Temple is hosting their annual Obon Service and Manto-e Service, which are traditional Japanese Buddhist ceremonies held in honor of our ancestors and all sentient beings. The Obon Service is a time to express gratitude for the blessings of the past and to remember loved ones who have passed away, while the Manto-e Service is a time to pray for the end of suffering and enlightenment of all beings.

Offerings and Prayers
We invite you to bring offerings of food, flowers, and incense to place on the altar in honor of your loved ones. You may also write down your prayers and wishes and place them in the prayer box

Bon Odori Dance
Come and participate in the traditional Bon Odori Dance, a joyful celebration of life and the spirits of the ancestors. All are welcome to join, regardless of experience or skill level

Enjoy the powerful rhythms and sounds of the taiko drums, as well as traditional songs and chants.

After the service, we will provide refreshments for all attendees.

Public is invited.

Event Schedule
Live Taiko Performance
12 Noon: Bon Odori Dancing

Event Date
July 16, 2023, Sunday

Event Time
10:00 - 2:00 pm 

Bon Odori Practice
(The Ondo will be a generous donation of Terminal Islanders from Long Beach)

The practice will be the Ondo festival at the Japanese Cultural Center and its practice that precedes the events.

Long Beach Practices Dates

Event Location
Sozenji Buddhist Temple, 3020 W. Beverly Blvd, Montebello CA 90640. Contact: (626) 484-5184

Festival Event Title
Annual Sozenji Community Obon Festival - Sozenji Buddhist Temple (Sunday)


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