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The Mountain View Buddhist Temple will be hosting Obon on July 15 & 16, 2023. The festival will feature food booths, games, bingo, cultural exhibits, taiko performances, and Bon Odori dancing each evening. The entire community is invited to celebrate with us.
The Mountain View Buddhist Temple Bazaar and Obon Festival is a two-day event. A Mountain View Obon and Bazaar is a cultural event that combines the traditional Japanese Obon festival with a lively bazaar, set against the backdrop of a scenic mountain view. The event typically takes place during the summer season when the weather is pleasant, and people come together to celebrate and enjoy various activities.
Traditionally called Obon, Kangi-E (Gathering of Joy) is a time to return to one’s home and reflect upon what one has received from others. Based upon a time when Mogallana, one of Shakyamuni’s disciples, sought to honor the loss of his mother, Obon is an opportunity for everyone to remember those who have passed before us. It is a time to appreciate all that they have done and to recognize the continued impact of their deeds upon our lives.
Over the centuries, the Obon service incorporated a festival. The festival included local folk music and Obon Odori, or Obon dancing, in which a town, village, or temple would dance in memory of their ancestors.
At Mountain View Buddhist Temple, we observe Obon during the 3rd weekend of July and host a Bazaar. We build booths, make food, host games, provide live entertainment - and most importantly - we dance! The entire community is invited to celebrate with us.
July 15 - 16, 2023
Sat: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday July 15, 2023: 4 pm - 10 pm
4:00 pm: Festival Opens (Food booths, games, cultural exhibits (closes at 7 pm) open to the public)
4:30 pm: Taiko Performance - MVBT Taiko
5:00 pm: BINGO opens
6:00 pm: Taiko Performance - Jun Daiko
8:00 pm: Maui Bon Odori Dancing
Sunday July 16, 2023: 12 pm - 8 pm
12:00 pm: Festival Opens (Food and game booths, dining room and cultural exhibits open to the public. Food booths and game booths close at 7:00 pm)
12:30 pm: Taiko Performance - MVBT Taiko
01:00 pm: BINGO Opens (Closes at 6:00 pm)
01:00pm:Children’s Activities (Ends at 2:00 pm)
03:30 pm: Taiko Performance - Jun Daiko
06:00 pm: Chidori Band Performance
06:30 pm: Odori Opening Service
07:00 pm: Odori Dancing
No Dogs Allowed (Per Santa Clara County Health Dept)
Free parking & shuttle servvice available: 1400 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View
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