2017 Obon Festival

2017 Obon Festival

The 2017 VHBT Obon Festival will take place over the weekend of July 15-16, from 3PM-9PM. …read more

2016 Venice Obon Festival

2016 Venice Obon Festival

The Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple’s Obon Festival was held on the weekend of July 16 & 17, 2016 …read more

2016 Obon T-Shirts

2016 Obon T-Shirts

The Venice Jr. YBA is now taking orders for this season’s Southern District Obon T-shirts. Shirts are $20 each. Please drop orders off in the Jr. YBA mailbox in the lobby of the temple. If your order is received by June 1, your t-shirts will come in to the Venice Jr. YBA before the VJCC …read more

2015 Obon Festival

2015 Obon Festival

Day one of the VHBT Obon Festival sees some rain due to Hurricane Delores. Do we keep dancing? Yes, but the sound system is moved into the second floor of the temple and the odori takes place out in the parking lot instead of the street. It ends up being one of the more memorable …read more

Southern District Obon Schedule 2015

Southern District Obon Schedule 2015

The VHBT Obon Festival will take place over the weekend of July 18-19. There will be a total of six five odori practices at the temple, all in July: 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, & 13. All practices will be held from 7:00PM-8:30PM. If you’d like to order a 2015 Southern District Obon T-shirt, please …read more

2015 Obon T-Shirts

2015 Obon T-Shirts

The Venice Jr. YBA is now taking orders for this season’s Southern District Obon T-shirts. Shirts are $15 each, except for XXL, which are $17. Orders can be dropped off in the Jr. YBA mailbox in the lobby of the temple. If your order is received by May 24, your t-shirts will come in to …read more

2014 Obon, Day 2

2014 Obon, Day 2

Finally got the time to adjust the photos for posting. These are photos of our Obon Odori, with most of the photos of the dancing. Starting with Rev. Miyaji, our supervising minister from @[106083566503:274:Gardena Buddhist Church] overseeing the opening gasshou. Since I was dancing, and was not concentrating on shooting photos, some are repetitious. the …read more

2014 Venice Obon

2014 Venice Obon

We hope everyone had fun at this year’s obon festival. Thanks to everyone behind the scenes who put it all together. From 2014 Venice Obon. Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 7/21/2014 (48 items) The Jr. YBA working the dango booth. Those are some fancy looking spam musubis. Girl Scout Troop 5325 Is your …read more

2014 Obon T-Shirts

2014 Obon T-Shirts

The Venice Jr. YBA is now taking orders for this season’s Southern District Obon T-shirts. Shirts are $15 each, except for XXL, which are $17. Orders can be dropped off in the Jr. YBA mailbox in the lobby of the temple. Obon T-shirt order form

Obon 2013, Day 2

Obon 2013, Day 2

From Obon 2013, Day 2 (July 28). Posted by Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on 7/28/2013 (32 items) Getting ready for day 2! Our raffle booth, with a listing of our sponsors and donors (2nd Prize is $500, anoth… Our raffle booth, with a listing of our sponsors and donors (Grand Prize is $1,000, 3… Some …read more