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San Fernando Buddhist Temple..Obon Festival SAT & SUN (like the Day of the Dead)

  • Jun 30, 2012 · 5:15 PM

San Fernando Valley Buddhist Temple

Obon Festival the entire weekend

The Royal Court!

This is one of the largest Obon festivals in Southern California. The event includes taiko drum performances, Japanese Folk Dancing, ethnic foods, Japanese cultural displays, and games.

June 30, 7:00 p.m. & Sun ..6:00 pm

WHEN: SITE: COST: SPONSOR: SanFernandoValleyHongwanjiBuddhistTemple

map- http://www.yelp.com/map/san-fernando-valley-hongwanji-buddhist-temple-arleta

There are other festivities going on through out the day which starts at 4:00 pm

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ENJOY DANCING THERE IS GROUP PRACTICE AT THE CHURCH TO GET READY TO DANCE IN THE OBON. ..OR JUST SHOW UP THAT DAY AND DO THE TWIST, CHA CHA HAHA JUST HAVE FUN!

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www.sfvhbt.org

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice event. Great colors ,nice faces to shoot.

    July 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very friendly people, great food, great culture! everyone had a smile on their face!

    July 1, 2012

  • Jodi C.

    Hey from your guys timing today what time do you think would be good to arrive?

    June 30, 2012

  • Walt H

    I have arrived. It doesn't kick off for another half hour.

    June 30, 2012

  • Walt H

    I'm coming straight from the air show a mile away, so I shouldn't have any problems being on time.

    June 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Aldrich... We will be here when you get off ... I'm Taking a nap right now... There's a cool breeze. 2 hours to go

    June 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok we're here...way way too EARLY! HHahA

    June 30, 2012

  • Brewster

    Yeah, you're too early. Be available only tomorrow after The china town event.. Enjoy brah!

    June 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm here.... Way way too EARLY... Haha

    June 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just a reminder in a few hours the OBON is starting...get there a little early, for those of you with lower back or standing...bring a lawn chair and find yourself a place on the outside perimeter of the circle outside of the 3 rings.

    June 30, 2012

  • Alan

    Anyone interested in carpooling from the SVG area? Please PM if you do.

    June 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Aldrich they perform 2 sets of dances after a short break...if you get there after 5 you will still get some dancing. they dance till about 7 or so. Sunday would b e good if you want to get the other things going on before 4

    June 29, 2012

  • Brewster

    Will you be there on Sunday, Larry?

    June 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those that go on Sunday...it is a family oriented festival! You will feel at home as you mingle and get photographs. bring a lawn chair so you don';t have to stand so long ..have Fun

    June 29, 2012

  • Brewster

    @Ariston read the past post of Eugene.

    June 29, 2012

  • Artsiom

    I am planning on going on Sunday also. Is there a spot we can meet up at the festival?

    June 29, 2012

  • Jodi C.

    I will be coming on Sunday... Can not make it Sat....

    June 29, 2012

  • Brewster

    I'm going on Sunday.

    June 29, 2012

  • Deniz jennifer S.

    hey everybody, i can't drive for 3 months, dmv said so ! i am in sherman oaks and do want a ride if anybody wants to car pooling :) you can call me also @[masked]
    Thanks ;)

    June 25, 2012

  • Brewster

    I like to attend both events. (Photo Montage & Obon Festival) I hope I get enough time to have this 2 events. :-(

    June 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you call the Temple the address for Obon festival is given as 12953 Brandford St. but the entrance is on 9450 Remick Ave. So both addresses are correct. Now, who wants to carpool? Very little parking there on the street.

    June 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    here is the link with the info I providied...where did you get that one from

    http://www.yelp.com/map/san-fernando-valley-hongwanji-buddhist-temple-arleta

    June 25, 2012

  • Brewster

    Hey Larry, the addres I got for this event is 12953 Brandford St. Pacoima, CA 91331. Is that correct?

    June 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do they have a guest list somewhere?

    June 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yeah Jodi the costumes are beautiful the dancing is awesome. Paractice up on slow shutter speed try 1/30 of a sec and shoot and pan dont stop and make sure to keep the lens in sync with the dancer at the same speed and follow thru...

    June 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The dancing is the same both days

    June 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    June 24, 2012

  • Jodi C.

    It states Sat & Sun. What time Sunday does everything start?

    June 24, 2012

  • Brewster

    Sunday works for me.

    June 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those of you that can't make it Saturday it will be happening on Sunday also a 1 hour difference

    June 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Members just a heads up! This event brings people from all different counties. I advise you to get there REALLY early look at the Arts n Crafts, watch the taiko, Martial Arts exhibition, try some Origami and try the FOOD. If you get there around 6:30 to 7 you wont get parking. Eugene and I posted some images from last years event have a look

    June 4, 2012

  • Jodi C.

    Can't wait!!

    May 31, 2012

  • Jodi C.

    Can't wait!!

    May 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    yes

    May 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Larry, is this the one we went to and there was an actress from Karate Kid 2 Tamlyn Tomita?

    May 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Japanese Obon Festival Background (Purpose)
    Obon or Bon is an annual Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the deceased (departed) spirits of one's ancestors that have past away and to honor (remember) them. This Buddhist custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors' graves, and when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500year

    May 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been covering these events for a long time...the costumes, the dance, the food is remarkable. Truly worth going to!

    May 30, 2012

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