Salinas Obon This Sunday

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SALINAS — Buddhist Temple of Salinas, 14 California St. in Salinas, will hold its annual Obon Festival on Sunday, July 27, from 12 to 8 p.m.

The schedule is as follows:

12:30 p.m.: Tea ceremony in Hondo

1 p.m.: Shorinji kempo (Outdoor Stage)

1:30 p.m.: Introduction to the temple (Hondo)

2 p.m.: Ikebana demonstration (Classroom)

2:30 p.m.: Kendo demonstration (Outdoor Stage)

3 p.m.: Japanese classical dance, karaoke (Main Hall); bonsai demonstration (Classroom)

4 p.m.: San Jose Taiko (Outdoor Stage)

5:30 p.m.: Obon service (Hondo)

6 p.m.: Obon Odori (Outdoor Stage)

7 p.m.: Raffle drawing (Main Hall)

Ikebana displays and bonsai exhibits will be on view all day in the classroom complex, and Japanese crafts in the Main Hall.

Food will be sold all day in the Food Court and the Main Hall. Games for kids will be in the courtyard area in front of the Hondo.

For more information, call (831) 424-4105 or visit http://btsalinas.org.

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