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2024 - 68th Annual Valley Japanese Community Center OBON Festival: Japanese Food, Dango, Games, Judo, Tea Ceremony (2 Days)
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Date: Sunday, 23 June, 2024       Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun Valley - Valley Japanese Community Center
8850 Lankershim Blvd
Sun Valley, CA 91352
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The Annual Valley Obon Festival Celebrate 68 years!  The Valley Japanese Community Center is located at 8850 Lankershim Blvd, Sun Valley, CA. All-time favorite foods such as Udon, Teriyaki Beef, Sushi, Chinese Chicken Salad, and Fresh Roasted Corn on the Cob and Homemade baked goods are some of the foods which will be available for purchase.

Valley Obon Festival schedule: demonstrations of Judo, Kendo, Tea Ceremony, Taiko will be held. Festival-type games.  
After the demonstrations, please join in the Bon Odori dances. Bon dances are dances of joy so age, looks or experience should not inhibit anyone from entering the circle of dancers!

Free admission. Everybody is welcome.

Obon Festival Date
June 22 - 23, 2024 - Weekend (2 Days)

Obon Festival Hours/Time
Sat: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday Schedule
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Chado (tea ceremony) ongoing.
6:15 pm - 6:35 pm: Kendo demonstration 615-635
6:30 pm: Ondo dancing
7:50 pm - 8:10 pm: Akaoni Daiko during Ondo break

Sunday Schedule
5:45 pm- 6:05 pm: Judo demonstration
6:30 pm: Ondo dancing

We have a shuttle van running continuously for festival attendees: Look for the shuttle sign.

FREE Parking Information 
There will be no diagonal parking this year.  A shuttle van will be going back and forth.  

Obon Festival Location
Valley Japanese Community Center, 8850 Lankershim Blvd, Sun Valley, CA 91352

Valley Ondo Practice Schedule 
Obon Dance Practice Dates: June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18 - 2024

Bon Dance Practice Starts: 6:30 pm
• Bring kachi kachi, tenugui (towel) and Uchiwa (round fan). 

Valley Obon & Practice Dates

Christine Inouye @[email protected] or (818) 825-9583 detailed messages please.

Obon Festival Title
Valley Japanese Community Center Obon Festivals: Japanese Food, Dango, Games, Judo, Karate, Kendo, Tea Ceremony, Taiko & Minyo Odori (2 Days)


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