OBON IS BACK
Come join Gardena Buddhist Church this August for Obon festivities.
Bon-Odori ( festival dancing) and Taiko will be held on
Sunday, August 14th.
Countdown to Obon 2022
Bon-Odori (festival dancing) and taiko are back. Halldale street will be closed to through traffic.
4:30 PM Taiko Performance
5:00 PM Dancing
We ask that everyone observe our entry screening protocols (no Covid symptoms, not currently under isolation or quarantine requirements) . Although the event will be outside, we are expecting a large crowd and strongly recommend masking.
A few notes to help you prepare:
Food will not be sold at our Obon Dance, but come early and eat at one of our great local restaurants.
Public dressing rooms will not be available this year. Please come dressed in your Yukata's.
Obon Dance (odori) List
This year we will be dancing many of our Obon favorites along with Kangi-E a newly created Obon Dance for the Buddhist Churches of America by Nobuko Miyamoto.
The audio recording is downloadable and accompanied by a dance instruction video on the BCA Music Committee’s webpage: www.buddhistchurchesofamerica.org/music.
The Obon and Hatsubon* Service will be conducted on August 14th starting at 10:00AM. You may participate either in-person or virtually
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*Hatsubon is the first Obon service following the passing of a loved one. For information regarding the Hatsubon service, please send an email to email@example.com