Gardena Obon Set for Aug. 1-2


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

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

GARDENA — Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 W. 166th St. in Gardena, will hold its annual Obon Festival on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 3 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 2, from 3 to 9 p.m.

Obon dancing will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. both days. Everyone is invited to participate in the Southland’s last Obon of the year. The final dance practice is on Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m.

Food booths will offer teriyaki, udon, Spam musubi, sushi, tamales, hot dogs, corn, and dango. The festival will also feature games, a white elephant sale, tours of the Hondo more.

For more information, call (310) 327-9400 or visit or the church’s Facebook page.



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