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2023 Senshin Buddhist Temple Obon Odori Festival Event (Bon Odori Dancing, Sento Shogon 1000 Oil Lamps, Taiko Entertainment..) Saturday OnlyNEW

2023 Senshin Buddhist Temple Obon Odori Festival Event (Bon Odori Dancing,  Sento Shogon 1000 Oil Lamps, Taiko Entertainment..) Saturday Only
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Date: Saturday, 1 July, 2023       Time: 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Senshin Buddhist Temple, Los Angeles
1311 W 37th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(323) 731-4617
Location Website

Map of Senshin Buddhist Temple, Los Angeles, 1311 W 37th Street

Senshin Buddhist Temple will be having their Obon Bon Odori Event on Saturday with dancing from 7:00 pm, Omairi in the Hondo at 9:00 pm, then Sento Shogen (1000 oil lamps), Otoki, and ending with Horaku by Kinnara Taiko at 10pm. Senshin Temple is close to USC.

Obon is a significant and deeply meaningful annual event in Japanese culture. Rooted in Buddhist traditions, Obon is a time to honor and pay respect to the spirits of ancestors. It is believed that during this period, the spirits of the deceased return to visit their living relatives.

Senshin Buddhist Temple isn't your typical Obon Festival. There isn't food booths and games tents that line the parking lot, the focus is on the meaning of Obon. 

After the Bon Odori, don't miss the special lighting of 1000 oil lamps, also live Taiko in the center stage.  Don't miss this very special event. 

Obon Bon Odori Festival Event Date
July 1, 2023, Saturday Only

Obon Bon Odori Event Time
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Schedule 
4:30 pm: Senshinji Hatsubon Service
7:00 pm: Senshinji Bon Odori Dance
9:00 pm: Omairi in Hondo, Sento Shogon (1000 oil lamps), Otoki
10:00 pm: Horaku: Kinnara Taiko, etc

Bon Odori Dance Time
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Parking Lot
There is a parking lot a few minutes from Temple.
Lenicia B. Weemes Elementary School, 1260 W 36th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Map: Direction to Parking Lot

Map Walk: Parking Lot to Senshin

Senshin Obon Festival Poster

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Editor Tips
- Don't miss the start of the Bon Odori at 7 pm
- Don't miss the lighting of 1000 oil lamps at 9 pm
- Don't miss the live Taiko after bon odori dancing at 10pm
- Bring your own food, water and snacks
- Don't leave valuables in car
- Don't carry valuables: rings, watches, cash, cards

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

Obon Bon Odori Event Location
Senshin Buddhist Temple, Los Angeles, 1311 W 37th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
(Near USC)

Obon Bon Odori Event Title
Senshin Buddhist Temple Obon Odori (Saturday Only) After the Bon Odori, Don't Miss the Special Lighting of 1000 Oil Lamps, Live Taiko

(323) 731-4617 - Contact is Rev. Ryuta Furumoto at [email protected]



Saturday, 1 July, 2023

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