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2023 Zenshuji Soto Mission Annual Summer Obon Matsuri Festival Event, Japantown Los Angeles (Japanese Food, Taiko, Performances, Games..) (2 Days) [
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Date: Saturday, 8 July, 2023       Time: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zenshuji Soto Mission
123 S. Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 624-8658
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Zenshuji Soto Mission Annual Summer Obon Festival Event. This family event is a cultural event of authentic ethnic food, entertainment and displays. If you enjoy sushi, udon, teriyaki, snowcones, fresh corn or if you're a little adventurous, we even have grilled octopus. There are plants, flowers, and fresh produce for sale and a white elephant booth. 

For entertainment, we have singers, demonstrations, and our famous Zendeko taiko troop. Admission is free and the general public is welcome. We're located in Little Tokyo.

Obon Festival features Bon Odori (folk dancing), live music and taiko, flowers, carnival games, cultural exhibits, and drinks/delicious food.

Traditional dance, food, music and games for the whole family. It is a bright, charming event in the heart of the city for families and people of all ages.

Alert Safety
Mask suggested indoors and crowded areas.

Zenshuji Obon Festival Food
BBQ Chicken & Beef, Sushi, Ohagi, Udon, Umeboshi, Takoyaki, Ikayaki, Okinawa Dango, Wonton Chicken Salad, Corn, Tamales, Taco, Baked Goods, Snow Cones, Kintoki, Beer

Obon Festival Exhibits
Tea Ceremony Demonstrations, Ikebana Exhibits, Taiko Drumming, Carinval Games, Karaoke Contest, Shorinji Kempo, Folk Dancing, Folk Music. Please check the performance schedule on Zenshuji website.

Admission is free and open to the public. Cash only for the food.


Zenshuji Obon Festival Event Dates
July 8 - 9, 2023 - Saturday & Sunday

Obon Festival Event Times
Sat: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bon Odori Dance (Check Website)
Sat: 6:00 pm
Sun: 6:15 pm

Zenshuji Obon Service 
1:30 pm (Both days)


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Zenshuji Obon Parking - 1st Street & Hewitt Street
Parking will be available at the city parking lot next to the Little Tokyo/Art District Train station on the First Street and Hewitt Street on both Saturday and Sunday.

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


Note During this weekend, just down the street is another Obon Festival:

1) Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon Summer Festival  


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Obon Festival Event Location
Zenshuji Soto Mission, 123 S. Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Obon Festival Event Title
Zenshuji Soto Mission Annual Summer Obon Matsuri Festival - Los Angeles (2 Days) Japanese Food, Taiko, Performances, Carnival Games, etc.


Saturday, 8 July, 2023

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