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2019 - 74th Annual Seabrook Buddhist Temple's Obon Memorial Folk Dance Festival (Sat) Japanese Food, Crafts, Bon Dance, Taiko, etc. Newly Listed

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Date: Saturday, 20 July, 2019       Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seabrook Buddhist Temple
9 Northville Road
Seabrook (Bridgeton), NJ 08302
USA


Phone: (856) 451-3422
Website: Click to Visit

Japanese American History will be celebrated with the Seabrook Buddhist Temple’s 74th Annual Obon Festival, Contested Histories exhibit from the Japanese American National Museum, and special opening of the Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center with a presentation by John M. Seabrook Jr.
Seabrook Buddhist Temple 74th Annual Obon Festival

Traditional Japanese folk dancing and taiko drumming will be featured during the Seabrook Buddhist Temple’s 74th Annual Obon Festival on Saturday, July 20. Admission and parking are free.

Each year, since 1945, the Seabrook Buddhist Temple has celebrated Obon. Temple members are proud to honor their heritage and share their history. The Obon Odori (dance) is a “Dance of Joy”, honoring all those who have passed before us and the sacrifices they have made to make our lives better. Seabrook Buddhist Temple is located at 9 Northville Road off of State Highway #77 in Seabrook, New Jersey. Folding or lawn chairs are recommended for your comfort.

Program: 4:00 - 9:00 pm

• 4 pm to close: Food booths and craft tables will be open.
• 4:00 pm: dusk: Temple Meditation Garden open for viewing. Memorial luminaries available for purchase.
• 4:00 pm: Cherry Hill Ken-yu Kai: Kendo-Japanese Fencing and Swordsmanship
• 4:15-4:45 & 5:00-5:30 pm: Mini lecture and Q&A on Buddhism in the Temple with Rev. Earl Ikeda
• 4:30 pm: Shotokan Karate Academy: Traditional Japanese Karate Demonstration
• 5:00 pm: Woodruff School Ace Music Performance
• 6:15 - 6:50 pm & 8:00 - 8:40 pm: Japanese folk dancing. Audience participation is encouraged.
• 6:50 - 8:00 pm: Japanese taiko drumming will be performed by the Seabrook Buddhist Temple’s Hoh Daiko Drummers. There will be a special guest performances by the Soh Daiko

Obon Festival Date
July 20, 2019 - Saturday

Obon Festival Time
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center (SECC), located in the Upper Deerfield Municipal Building on State Highway 77 in Seabrook will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Its exhibits including multimedia and a diorama document the rich history of Seabrook. http://seabrookeducation.org

For those taking public transportation, the NJ Transit Bus #410 originating from Philadelphia to Bridgeton, NJ drops you right by the Seabrook Buddhist Temple where the festival takes place. Or you can get off in front of the SECC museum (about a 10 minute walk, 1 minute drive from the Temple).

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Obon Festival Location
Seabrook Buddhist Temple, 9 Northville Road, Seabrook (Bridgeton), NJ 08302 

Obon Festival Title
2019 - 74th Annual Seabrook Buddhist Temple's Obon Memorial Folk Dance Festival (Sat) Japanese Food, Crafts, Bon Dance, Taiko, etc. 




Saturday, 20 July, 2019

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Seabrook Buddhist Temple

Phone: (856) 451-3422
Website: Click to Visit

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