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Date: Sunday, 14 July, 2019       Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple
1155 Noche Buena Street
Seaside, CA 93955

Phone: (831) 394-0119
Website: Click to Visit

The Buddhist Temple of the Monterey Peninsula hosts the annual Obon Festival. Featured at the Festival are Japanese foods, entertainment, ikebana and bonsai exhibits, games for children, and Japanese goods and crafts for sale. Food choices include tempura prepared by chefs from local Japanese restaurants, sushi, beef teriyaki, chicken teriyaki, udon, and gyoza. Day-long entertainment features martial arts demonstrations, tea ceremony, and Taiko drumming.

Later in the afternoon, the colorful Obon Odori, or community Japanese folk dancing, takes place. The day wraps up with the grand prize raffle drawing. The Obon Festival is a free event, donations accepted. Parking is available across the street from the Temple.

Background of Obon Festival 
The Obon festival is a Buddhist tradition to celebrate, remember and express gratitude to all family members who have died. The Obon festival has been celebrated in Japan since 657 AD. The first Obon in the United States was held in Hawaii in 1910; festivals on the mainland began about 20 years later.

The first Monterey Obon Festival was held on August 25, 1947 at the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Hall in Monterey, home to the Temple then. In 1963, the event was moved to the Monterey County Fairgrounds where it was held for 30 years. The Obon Festival returned to the Temple, now in Seaside, in 1993. 3,000 to 5,000 people from across the Monterey Peninsula and beyond attend each year.

Want to Volunteer for the Obon Festival
Contact Kristen Yamamoto at obonfest@gmail.com or call (831) 951-7534.

Scheduled
Shinsho Mugen Daiko of Monterey (Taiko) will perform during the opening ceremonies at noon and at 3:00 pm.

Obon Festival Date
July 14, 2019 - Sunday Only

Obon Festival Time
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Taiko Performance
3:00 - 3:30 pm

Bon Odori Dance Time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Start of dance

Parking
Across the street from the Temple

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Schedule of Events - Obon Festival 
http://montereybuddhist.org

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Obon Dance Practice Dates
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at the Temple Social Hall
Bon odori practice starts June 4 - Tuesdays and Thursdays through June

Days: 06/04/2019, 06/06/2019, 06/11/2019, 06/13/2019, 06/18/2019, 06/20/2019, 06/25/2019, 06/27/2019

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Celebrate the Japanese Culture food, performances and dancing.
(Please always confirm date & times, the schedule could change)

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Obon Festival Location
Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple, 1155 Noche Buena St., Seaside, CA 93955

Obon Festival Title
2019 Monterey Peninsula Buddhist 73rd Annual Temple Obon Festival (Sunday) Bon Odori, Japanese Food, Entertainment, Ikebana Exhibits, Games, Crafts..

 

Sunday, 14 July, 2019

Contact

Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple Obon Festival

Phone: (831) 915-7534
Website: Click to Visit

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