2023 West Covina Buddhist Temple Obon Festival - East San Gabriel Valley - Bon Odori Dancing, Taiko, Japanese Food, Martial Arts, Games.. (Sat Only)NEW
West Covina, CA 91790
This year, the West Covina Buddhist Temple will be hosting our Comeback Obon Festival on Saturday, June 24th, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in an abbreviated format. The day for honoring our past loved ones will commence with a Manto-e service at 6:30 p.m. in the ESGVJCC parking lot. Bon Odori, with Kishin Daiko on the drums, will follow the Manto-e service at 7:00 p.m.
Our food booth will be offering a scaled down menu. This year the temple will be offering a Chicken Teriyaki Plate and a new a la carte menu, which will include our Chicken Chow Mein.
To Place An Order for Food by Saturday, June 17th, 2023
Order Food Form
Or scan the QR code in the flyer.
Walk-up orders are also welcomed and will be available the day of Obon until sold out.
This year we have decided not to ask members to sell the usual Obon raffle tickets. Instead, we ask you to generously donate to the temple. Your generous donations allow us to continue to operate as an independent temple, as well as allow the Sangha to interact and stay connected.
In addition, we wish to extend a cordial invitation to attend this year’s OBON and HATSUBON Service which will be observed on Sunday, July 16th, 2023 at 4:30 pm.
We thank you for your support and look forward to your help again this year. Your participation is needed to make our OBON FESTIVAL a huge success. We hope to see you, your family, and your friends at both the OBON Festival on June 24th and the OBON/HATSUBON Service on July 16th.
Obon Festival Date
June 24, 2023, Saturday
Obon Festival Time
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Obon Schedule - Bon Odori Dance
6:30 pm: Manto-e (remembrance lantern) service
7:00 pm: Ondo Dance (2 hours)
Bon Odori Practices - All West Covina Practice Dates
Bon Odori (dance) practice will begin in June, every Tuesday and Thursday, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.
All you need to bring are your kachi-kachi (castanets) and tenugui (Japanese towel) or fabric of equivalent size. The fans will be provided. The dates again are June 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, and 22. Everyone is invited to join in the fun. See you there!
Location: East San Gabriel Japanese Community Center (ESGVCC)
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Address of West Covina Buddhist Temple: 1203 W. Puente Ave. West Covina, CA 91790.
It’s the same address as ESGVJCC.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (626) 689-1040
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Obon Festival Location
East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center (ESGVCC), 1203 West Puente Avenue, West Covina, CA 91790
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West Covina Buddhist Temple Obon Festival - East San Gabriel Valley - Bon Odori Dancing, Taiko, Japanese Food, Martial Arts, Games.. (Sat Only)
Saturday, 24 June, 2023
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