Salinas Obon Festival This Sunday


SALINAS — Salinas Buddhist Temple, 14 California St. in Salinas, will hold its Obon Festival on Sunday, July 26, from 12 to 8 p.m.

The schedule of events is as follows:

salinas obon graphic12:30 p.m.: Tea ceremony (Hondo)

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

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

2 p.m.: Ikebana floral demonstration (Classroom)

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

3 p.m.: Classical Japanese 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 and bonsai displays will be on view in the Classroom Complex.

Food will be available in the Food Court and in the Main Hall.

There will also be Japanese crafts in the Main Hall and games in the Courtyard in front of the Hondo.

Parking will be available at Salinas Adult School, 20 Sherwood Dr. There will be shuttle bus service between the school and the temple from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shuttle bus service provided by Tanimura & Antle.

For more information, call (831) 424-4105 or visit



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