Obon Service, Dancing at Marin Buddhist Temple

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Dancers at last year's Marin Obon Odori. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

Dancers at last year’s Marin Obon Odori. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

MILL VALLEY — Buddhist Temple of Marin, 390 Miller Ave. in Mill Valley, will celebrate Obon on Sunday, July 13.

Obon is a traditional Buddhist celebration honoring the departed spirits of one’s ancestors. The one-hour service, led by Rev. Henry Adams, will begin at 2 p.m., followed by Obon Odori, a Japanese style of line dancing, which will last about an hour.

Afterwards, everyone will share a potluck meal together. Bring your favorite dish to share. All are welcome.

To prepare for the Obon Odori, the church will conduct dance practice on Friday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m., led by temple member Chiz Shiro.

For more information, call (415) 388-1173 or visit www.buddhisttempleofmarin.org/.

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