Obon Festival at Alameda Buddhist Temple

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Obon dancers with Rev. Zuikei Taniguchi in 2013. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

Obon dancers with Rev. Zuikei Taniguchi in 2013. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

ALAMEDA — Buddhist Temple of Alameda, 2325 Pacific Ave. in Alameda, will hold its Obon Festival on Saturday, July 23, from 4 to 9 p.m. Free admission.

The mini food bazaar, which begins at 4 p.m., will offer teriyaki, udon, hot dogs and hamburgers.

There will also be an art show, an ikebana flower exhibit, and a taiko performance at 5:30 p.m.

Bon Odori starts at 7:30 p.m. The last dance practice is on Thursday, July 21, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Social Hall.

Obon/Hatsubon service will be held on Sunday, July 24, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Henry Adams of San Mateo Buddhist Temple as guest speaker, followed by otoki lunch at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, including details about the temple’s centennial celebration, call (510) 522-5243 or visit www.btoa.org.

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