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2024 Gardena Buddhist Church Obon Festival Event & Bon Odori (Taiko, Bon Odori Dancing, Food..) Largest Japanese Obon Festival in SouthbayNEW

2024 Gardena Buddhist Church Obon Festival Event & Bon Odori (Taiko, Bon Odori Dancing, Food..) Largest Japanese Obon Festival in Southbay
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Date: Sunday, 4 August, 2024       Time: 3:00 pm
Gardena Buddhist Church
1517 W 166th St.
Gardena, CA 90247 USA
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Map of Gardena Buddhist Church , 1517 W 166th St.

2024 Annual Gardena Buddhist Church Obon Festival Event is Coming in August for 2 days.
Obon is a time to express our gratitude and joy for the causes and conditions and people (past and present) that have made our lives possible. This is especially true for our temple since we are celebrating our 95th Anniversary. For many years we have been fortunate to have the support of the community at our Obon Carnival and Dance, so this year, we would like to give back to the community by hosting a Food Drive in support of the City of Gardena Emergency Service Food Pantry.

This is the Largest Japanese Obon Festival in the South Bay Area.


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This was last updated: July 31, 2023.
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Gardena Obon Festival Dates
August 5 - 6, 2023 (2 Days)

Festival Times
Saturday & Sunday: 3 pm - 9pm

Festival Schedule for Sat & Sun
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Taiko Performance
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Bingo (Sat only)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Bon Odori Dance

Festival Schedule 
• Different Food Menus on Sat & Sun
• Credit Card Sales

Saturday, August 5, 2023
• Sushi & Chirashi
• Dango
• Spam Musubi
• Chicken Teriyaki
• Chicken Curry
• Shave Ice

Sunday, August 6, 2023
• Sushi & Chirashi
• Dango
• Spam Musubi
• Hot Dog & Chili Rice
• Kinecta Ice Cream Truck

Games & Activities
• Bingo from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday Only
• Carnival games, Jumper & Slide Saturday & Sunday
• Craft Boutique Saturday & Sunday

Guest Appearance
Afuso Ryu Kenkyuu Choichi Kai
Live Sanshin Music!*

Obon Song List 2023
• Bon Odori Uta
• Asadoya Yunta
• Ashibinaa
• Ei Ja Nai Ka
• Gassho Ondo
• Hama Kara Mura Kara Miyako Kara
• Hibari Ondo
• Hokkai no Abarembo
• Honen Bon Uta
• Kangi-E
• Kyushu Tanko Bushi
• Sakura Ondo
• Shiawase Samba
• Shinran Ondo
• Tokyo Ondo

Where Can You Park?
There is only street parking available.  You can park on any of the residential streets.  You may have to park far but walking-wise it isn't that far.

Where will be the Bon Odori Dance?
The street of the Bon Odori dance is on Halldale Ave, this street will be close for the dancing.

How Large is Gardena Obon Festival?
Gardena Obon is the largest southern California Obon for Bon Odori dancing.  The entire street will be close for dancers. 

What Entertainment will there be at Gardena Obon festival?
There will be live Taiko before the Bon Odori Dancing. 

What Do People Wear at Garden Obon Festival?
People can wear a yukata which is a type of kimono that is worn in the summer. 



Obon And Hatsubon Hybrid Service
Sunday, July 9th @ 9:30 am
You are Invited to Attend our Obon & Hatsubon Service On Sunday, July 9th @ 9:30 am

Attend by Zoom

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Bon Odori Dance Practice
• Bring your Fans, Towels and Kachi Kachi
07/11/2023, 07/13/2023, 07/18/2023, 07/20/2023, 07/25/2023, 07/27/2023

 
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THIS TAIKO & DANCE EVENT IS SUNDAY. 

2022 Annual Gardena Buddhist Church Obon Festival Event is Coming in August.  

Obon is a time to express our gratitude and joy for the causes and conditions and people (past and present) that have made our lives possible. This is especially true for our temple since we are celebrating our 95th Anniversary. For many years we have been fortunate to have the support of the community at our Obon Carnival and Dance, so this year, we would like to give back to the community by hosting a Food Drive in support of the City of Gardena Emergency Service Food Pantry.

This is the Largest Japanese Obon Festival in the South Bay Area.

This was last updated: June 30, 2022.

Garden Obon Date
August 14, 2022 - Sunday (1 Day)

Sunday Schedule
4:30 pm: Taiko Performance
5:00 pm: Obon Odori

* Dancing Only: No food will be sold on Sunday.

Where Can You Park?
There is only street parking available.  You can park on any of the residential streets.  You may have to park far but walking-wise it isn't that far.

Where will be the Bon Odori Dance?
The street of the Bon Odori dance is on Halldale Ave, this street will be close for the dancing.

Were there be Food During the Bon Odori dance?
In 2022, there will be no food sold on Sunday.

How Large is Gardena Obon Festival?
Gardena Obon is the largest southern California Obon for Bon Odori dancing.  The entire street will be close for dancers. 

What Entertainment will there be at Gardena Obon festival?
There will be live Taiko before the Bon Odori Dancing. 

What Do People Wear at Garden Obon Festival?
People can wear a yukata which is a type of kimono that is worn in the summer. 

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Pre-Order Obon Bento
Members and Guests may order bento for pickup on Saturday, 8/13 at the Gardena Buddhist Church.
Pre-Order before July 30

(Quantities are Limited)

Contact: [email protected] or 310-327-9400 

Pickup date: August 13, 2022





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Obon Festival Event Location
Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 W 166th St., Gardena, CA 90247

Obon Festival Event Title
Gardena Buddhist Church Obon Festival & Bon Odori (2 Days) This is the Largest Japanese Obon Festival in the South Bay Area

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