2017 Obon Festival

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The VHBT Obon Festival will take place over the weekend of July 15-16, from 3PM-9PM. Come sample our Adult Buddhist Association’s renowned Teriyaki Chicken plate. Or our Buddhist Women’s Association crispy, handmade wontons. Our Dharma school will be selling hot dogs & chili rice. Our Jr. YBA will be frying up dangos. The Sangha Teens will be selling drinks and snow cones. And many game booths run by our affiliate organizations. Odori (dancing) will run from 7:00PM-8:30PM on both evenings.

There will be a total of six five odori practices at the temple:

  • June 28 (Wednesday)
  • June 30 (Friday)
  • July 3 (Monday)
  • July 5 (Wednesday)
  • July 7 (Friday)
  • July 10 (Monday)

All practices will be held from 7:00PM-8:30PM.

Following is the 2017 Obon schedule for the Southern District temples.

All times PM except for the start of the Las Vegas obon, which is 11:00 AM, and San Diego obon, which will start at 10:00AM.

Saturday Open Odori Close Sunday Open Odori Close
June
10 Arizona 5:00 6:45 9:00
17 Sun Valley 5:00 7:00 10:00 18 5:00 6:30 9:00
24 San Fernando 4:30 7:00 10:00 25 4:30 6:30 9:00
  West Covina 1:00 7:00 9:00
July
1 Senshin 5:00 7:00 10:00
8 LA Betsuin 3:00 7:00 10:00 9 3:00 6:30 9:00
  Oxnard 1:00 6:00 8:30
15 OCBC 2:00 7:00 9:00 16 2:00 7:00 8:30
  Santa Barbara 12:00 4:00 5:00
  Venice 3:00 7:00 9:00   3:00 7:00 9:00
22 Pasadena 4:00 6:30 9:00 23 4:00 6:30 8:30
  Vista 12:00 6:30 8:00   12:00 6:30 8:00
29 Higashi 1:00 5:30 9:00 30 1:00 5:30 9:00
  West LA 4:00 6:30 10:00   3:00 6:30 9:00
August
5 Las Vegas 11:00 12:45 4:00
  San Diego* 10:00 6:30 9:00
12 Gardena 3:00 6:00 10:00 13 3:00 6:00 9:00

*San Diego Obon will be held @ Balboa Park.

Summary
Event
Venice Obon Festival
Location
Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 12371 Braddock Drive,Culver City,California-90230
Starting on
July 15, 2017
Ending on
July 16, 2017
The annual obon festival of the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Food, games, and traditional dancing.