Gardena Buddhist Church Obon This Weekend


GARDENA — Gardena Buddhist Church, 1517 W. 166th St., will hold its annual Obon Carnival, one of the largest Obons in Southern California, this weekend, Saturday, Aug. 6, from 3 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 7, from 2 to 9 p.m.

“We will have great food (tamales, Spam musubi, dango and more!), fun games (ready to fish or shout ‘Bingo’?), great taiko performances and enjoyable dancing —  fun for the whole family!” said a church spokesperson

Taiko performance by UC Irvine’s Jodaiko will begin at 4:45 p.m. and Gardena Buddhist Church’s Isami Taiko will begin 5:15 p.m. on both days. Odori will begin at 6 p.m. on both days as well.

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


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