June 29-30 — Orange County Buddhist Church,909 S. Dale Ave., Anaheim, hosts its Obon Festival, from 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Bon odori dancing from 7 to 8:3o p.m. both nights. Daion Taiko performs at 6:30 p.m. both nights.
The traditional obon dance expresses joy for the teachings offered by the Buddha. The movements depict the livelihood of the villagers such as fishermen, coal miners, and farmers. Your participation with other temple dancers is welcome.
The bazaar-carnival will feature many games for the young and old. We will have handicrafts and farm fresh produce at bargain prices. Delicious Asian dishes such as beef and chicken teriyaki, sushi, udon (Japanese noodles), won ton, chow mein, corn, teriburgers, oriental chicken salad, Okinawa Dango (donuts), Imagawa Yaki (Sweet bean dessert), oden, soft drinks, snow cones and other treats will be available.
The Hondo(sanctuary) will be open to any interested visitors and hosts from the Buddhist Education Center will be available to answer any questions. Books on Buddhism will be sold at the entrance of the Hondo.
The public is cordially invited to attend all events including participation in the Obon dances. Admission is free. For information, call (714)827-9590 or e-mail [email protected]