Zenshuji Soto Mission, 123 S. Hewitt St. (at First Street) in Little Tokyo, will hold its 55th annual Obon Carnival on Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Obon services will be held both days at 1:30 p.m.
The carnival will feature food booths, a farmer’s market with produce and flowers, a white elephant sale, and children’s games.
The schedule of events is as follows:
3 p.m.: Karaoke contest
4 p.m.: Kikuta Kai (folk dance)
4:30 p.m.: Ramen Tree (band)
5:15 p.m.: Shorinji Kempo (martial arts)
6 p.m.: Zendeko (taiko)
6:45 p.m.: Bon Odori
3 p.m.: Tokushima Awa Odori (folk dance)
3:30 p.m.: Bando Hidesomi (classical dance)
4:15 p.m.: Ramen Tree (band)
5 p.m.: Yoshi Yamamoto (jazz)
5:20 p.m.: Random Ninjas (rock band)
6 p.m.: Zendeko
6:35 p.m.: Raffle drawing
6:45 p.m.: Bon Odori with music by Matsutoyo Kai
Parking is available at Mega Toys on Garey and Second streets.
For more information, call (213) 624-8658 or visit www.zenshuji.org.