BCSF’s Ginza Bazaar This Weekend

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Obon dancers at BCSF's 2012 Ginza Bazaar. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

Obon dancers at BCSF’s 2012 Ginza Bazaar. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

SAN FRANCISCO — Buddhist Church of San Francisco, 1881 Pine St. (at Octavia Street) in San Francisco, will hold its 76th annual Ginza Bazaar on the weekend of July 26-27 with Obon dancing on Sunday afternoon.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, July 26

12 to 8 p.m.: Bingo in Gym

12 to 7:30 p.m.: Children’s games in Stuart Hall and on Octavia; silent auction, art sale, BWA boutique in Gym

12 to 1 p.m.: Book reading and signing by poet, playwright, actor and BCSF member Hiroshi Kashiwagi (“Starting from Loomis”) in Hondo

1 to 1:10 p.m.: GenRyu Arts (taiko) on Octavia

1:10 to 1:20 p.m.: Opening service with Rev. Ron Kobata on Octavia

1:20 to 1:30 p.m.: GenRyu Arts on Octavia

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Dance lesson, “Bon Odori 101” on Octavia

2 to 5 p.m.: Bone marrow registry booth in Courtyard

3 to 4 p.m.: Ikebana demonstration in Courtyard

3:30 to 5 p.m.: Acupressure booth in Upstairs Gym

4 to 4:30 p.m.: Magician Erik Jacobsen in Courtyard; S.F. Kendo Dojo demonstration in Stuart Hall

4:45 p.m.: BCSF Hondo tour (meet at Octavia and Pine)

5 to 5:30 p.m.: Metta service in Hondo; magician Erik Jacobsen in Gym; Ke ‘Olu Makani Ka ‘Ohu Mai Ka Lani (hula halau) in Stuart Hall

Sunday, July 27

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Bingo in Gym

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Children’s games in Stuart Hall; silent auction and art sale in Gym

12 to 4 p.m.: Bone marrow registry booth in Courtyard

12 to 5 p.m.: Acupressure booth in Upstairs Gym

12 to 12:30 p.m.: BCSF Youth Taiko Ensemble on Octavia

12:30 to 1 p.m.: Jiten Daiko on Octavia

1 to 3 p.m.: Bon Odori on Octavia

3:30 to 4 p.m.: BCSF Hondo tour (meet at Octavia and Pine)

5 p.m.: Bingo grand prize (iPad Mini) in Gym; silent auction closing in Gym

5:30 p.m.: BWA quilt raffle drawing in Gym

5:30 to 6 p.m.: Raffle drawing in Gym

For more information, call (415) 776-3158 or visit www.bcsfweb.org.

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