Community Obon Festival at Sozenji


MONTEBELLO — The 37th annual Sozenji Community Obon Festival will be held on Sunday, July 14, from 1 to 7:30 p.m. at Sozenji Buddhist Temple, 3020 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello. The schedule is as follows:

2 p.m.: Obon, Hatsubon and Manto-E service

3 p.m.: Ken Aiso violin concert

4 p.m.: Preschool children’s chorus

5 p.m.: Matsutoyo Kai/Minyo Station

6 p.m. Bon Odori

6:30 p.m.: Five groups from Taiko Center of Los Angeles

7:30 p.m.: Raffle drawing

For more information, call (626) 484-5184 or visit

Sozenji is a Soto Zen Buddhist Temple established by Rev. Shuyu Hideo Kurai and members in December 1971. The current abbot is Rev. Shuichi Thomas Kurai.




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