2019 Obon Festival

| May 5, 2019
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General Info

The VHBT Obon Festival will take place over the weekend of July 20-21, from 3PM-9PM. Come sample our teriyaki chicken bowl, vegetarian curry, chili dogs and chili rice, salad, spam musubi, and dangos for dessert. Fried wontons will be making a re-appearance following a one year hiatus! Odori (dancing) will run from 7:00PM-8:30PM on both evenings.

Odori Practice

There will be a total of seven odori practices at the temple:
  • June 26 (Wednesday)
  • June 28 (Friday)
  • July 1 (Monday)
  • July 3 (Wednesday)
  • July 10 (Wednesday)
  • July 12 (Friday)
  • July 15 (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. (note: the table can be scrolled left & right on narrow screens)
Saturday Open Odori Close Sunday Open Odori Close
June
8 Arizona 5:00 6:45 9:00
22 Sun Valley 5:00 7:00 10:00 23 5:00 6:30 9:00
  West Covina 1:00 7:00 9:00
29 San Fernando 4:30 7:00 10:00 30 4:30 6:30 9:00
  Senshin 5:00 7:00 10:00
July
13 LA Betsuin 2:00 7:00 10:00 14 2:00 6:30 8:30
  Oxnard 1:00 6:00 8:30
20 OCBC 2:00 7:00 9:00 21 2:00 7:00 8:30
  Venice 3:00 7:00 9:00   3:00 7:00 9:00
  Pasadena 4:00 6:30 9:00   4:00 6:30 8:30
  Santa Barbara 12:00 1:30 & 4:00 5:00
27 Vista 12:00 6:30 8:00 28 12:00 6:30 8:00
  West LA 4:00 6:30 10:00   3:00 6:30 9:00
  Higashi 1:00 6:30 9:00   1:00 6:30 9:00
August
3 San Diego* N/A 6:30 9:00
  Las Vegas 11:00 12:45 3:30
10 Gardena 3:00 6:00 10:00 11 3:00 6:00 9:00

*San Diego Obon will be held @ Balboa Park.

Summary
Event
Obon Festival
Location
Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 12371 Braddock Dr.,Culver City,California-90230
Starting on
July 20, 2019
Ending on
July 21, 2019
Description
The VHBT Obon Festival will take place over the weekend of July 20-21, from 3PM-9PM. Odori practice begins Wednesday, June 26, from 7:00PM - 8:30PM.