Oakland Obon This Saturday

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OAKLAND — Buddhist Church of Oakland, 825 Jackson St. in Chinatown, will hold its annual Obon Festival on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 3 to 9 p.m.

The festival will feature Japanese cultural exhibits and demonstrations, a food bazaar, and Obon dancing. The schedule is as follows:

Ikebana floral exhibit all day

Food bazaar from 3 to 7:30 p.m.

Tea ceremony from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.

Temple tour at 4 p.m.

Koto performance from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.

Taiko performance 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

San Jose Chidori Band from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Obon Odori from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The church is located one block west of the Lake Merritt BART Station.

For more information, call (510) 832-5988 or visit www.buddhistchurchofoakland.org.

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