Photo Gallery - 2012

Game Day: Hana Fuda

Game Day: Hana Fuda

Milnes Kurashige, former temple president and now a temple komon (senior advisor) teaches hana fuda during the VHSOP game day.

Move and Groove With Seniors

Move and Groove With Seniors

For her Girl Scout Gold Award, Kelsey Ueda created an exercise program for seniors utilizing the Nintendo Wii system.

Obon 2012

Obon 2012

“Obon is an event, and a time when we take a moment to consider what it means for death to be a part of life. Each of the wind chimes we have around the yagura represents a person who was able to attend last year’s Obon, but is now no longer able to. “We reflect …read more

Natsu Matsuri at the VJCC

Natsu Matsuri at the VJCC

Members of the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple and its affiliate organizations participate in the Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival) at the Venice Japanese Community Center on June 23 & 24, 2012.

Joint Picnic with WLABT

Joint Picnic with WLABT

VHBT holds its annual picnic with West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple on June 10, 2012, at Carlson Park in Culver City.

JA Memorial Clean-up

JA Memorial Clean-up

On May 12, 2012, the Jr YBA participated in a clean-up of the Japanese American National War Memorial Court at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center. Participating in the clean-up were Tyson Amano, Derek Amano, Dustin Noriyuki and Katie Rosengrant. Article in the Rafu Shimpo Photos courtesy Dale Noriyuki

ABA Country Style Breakfast

ABA Country Style Breakfast

The Adult Buddhist Association held its annual Country-style Breakfast on Sunday, April 22, 2012. The meal featured char-shu fried rice, sausage, eggs, and fruit. In conjunction with the breakfast, the Sangha Teens held a bake sale and there was a Pre-Mothers Day sale of accessories from Cambodia by Women for Women.

Fujinkai Installation

Fujinkai Installation

Installation of Fujinkai Board on February 7, 2012. Photo courtesy of Ayako Masada

Shinnen En Kai (Joe Belli Pics)

Shinnen En Kai (Joe Belli Pics)

2012 Shinnen En Kai (pictures courtesy of Joe Belli).

Shinnen En Kai

Shinnen En Kai

The 2012 Shinnen En Kai was held at the Venice Japanese Community Center on January 29, 2012. Catering provided by Cherrystones and Grateful Crane was part of the special entertainment. Photos courtesy Dale & Gail Noriyuki