Obon 2012

| July 14, 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

| June 23, 2012

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.

JA Memorial Clean-up

| May 12, 2012

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

| April 22, 2012

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.

Shinnen En Kai

| January 29, 2012

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