2018 Obon Festival

| June 10, 2018
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2018 Venice Obon Poster

We Wish to Thank the Following Sponsors of Our Obon


$1,000 Sponsorships

  • In Memory of Kho Iseda
  • In Memory of Mary M. Kujubu & Dino M. Belli
  • In Memory of Nancy Nakagiri
  • In Memory of Harue Ueki
  • In Honor of Rev. Kory Quon and Family
  • Eugene and Akemi Hayashibara, DDS
  • Milnes & Noriko Kurashige
  • Ching Mayeda Family
  • Saeki Family


$500 Sponsorships

  • In Memory of Mr. Gram Noriyuki
  • In Memory of Joseph Tachiki
  • Aya Masada
  • Mari and Randy Tamura
  • Ron Wakabayashi and Jean Wong
  • George and Sheryl Yamada

The VHBT Obon Festival will take place over the weekend of July 21-22, from 3PM-9PM. Come sample our teriyaki chicken bowl, vegetarian curry, chili dogs and chili rice, salad, spam musubi, and dangos for dessert. Odori (dancing) will run from 7:00PM-8:30PM on both evenings.

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

  • June 27 (Wednesday)
  • June 29 (Friday)
  • July 6 (Friday)
  • July 11 (Wednesday)
  • July 13 (Friday)
  • July 16 (Monday)

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

Southern District Obon Schedule

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.
(note: the table can be scrolled left & right on narrow screens)

Saturday Open Odori Close Sunday Open Odori Close
June
9 Arizona 5:00 6:45 9:00
16 Sun Valley 5:00 7:00 10:00 17 5:00 6:30 9:00
23 San Fernando 4:30 7:00 10:00 24 4:30 6:30 9:00
  West Covina 1:00 7:00 9:00
30 Senshin 5:00 7:00 10:00
July
7 LA Betsuin 2:00 7:00 10:00 8 2:00 6:30 8:30
14 OCBC 2:00 7:00 9:00 15 2:00 7:00 8:30
  Oxnard 1:00 6:00 8:30
21 Venice 3:00 7:00 9:00 22 3:00 7:00 9:00
  Pasadena 4:00 6:30 9:00   4:00 6:30 8:30
  Santa Barbara 12:00 4:00 5:00
28 Vista 12:00 6:30 8:00   12:00 6:30 8:00
  Higashi 1:00 5:30 9:00   1:00 5:30 9:00
  West LA 4:00 6:30 10:00   3:00 6:30 9:00
August
4 Las Vegas 11:00 12:45 3:30
  San Diego* 10:00 6:30 9:00
11 Gardena 3:00 6:00 10:00 12 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 Dr.,Culver City,CA-90230
Starting on
July 21, 2018
Ending on
July 22, 2018
Description
The VHBT Obon Festival will take place over the weekend of July 21-22, from 3PM-9PM. Odori practice begins Wednesday, June 27, from 7:00PM - 8:30PM.