Venice Hongwanji Obon This Weekend

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Temple dance instructor Alison Oshinomi leads young girls and young ladies through the steps at last year's Venice Hongwanji Bon Odori. (MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo)

Temple dance instructor Alison Oshinomi leads young girls and young ladies through the steps at last year’s Venice Hongwanji Bon Odori. (MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo)

CULVER CITY — Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 12371 Braddock (at Centinela) in Culver City, will hold its Obon Festival on Saturday, July 19, from 3 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 20, from 1 to 9 p.m.

“Come fill up on food, play a few games, and join us for dancing,” festival organizers said. Odori starts at 6:30 p.m. both days.

The temple’s member organizations will serve such dishes as chicken (ABA), corn (Dharma School), wonton and sushi (Fujinkai). There will also be flower sales and a raffle.

For more information, call (310) 391-4351 or visit http://vhbt.org.

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