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OBON 2018

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2018 Festivals

​Southern District Temples will hold their annual Obon Festivals throughout the summer.  The public is welcome- please support our Temples!

June 2018                                                  Hours                Odori

June 30            Senshin (Sat Only)          5:00-10:00            7:00

July 2018                                                    Hours                Odori

July 7-8                      LA Betsuin                     2:00-9:00            7:00 (6:30 Sun)

July 14             Oxnard (Sat Only)            1:00-8:30             6:00

July 14-15         Orange County              2:00-9:00              7:00

July 21             Santa Barbara (Sat Only) 12:30-5:00            2:30

July 21-22         Pasadena                      4:30-9:00              6:30  

                       Venice                          3:00-9:00              7:00

July 28-29         Higashi                         1:00-9:00              6:30

                       Vista                            12:00-8:00             6:30

                       West Los Angeles          4:00-10:00             6:30

August 2018                                                                          Hours                Odori

​August 4           Las Vegas (Sat Only)     11:00-3:30              12:45

​                        San Diego (Sat Only)     10:00-9:00              6:30

​August 11-12      Gardena                       3:00-9:00              6:00


2018 Dances

Each year, our Southern District Temples select the core dances to be included at all Southern District Obons.  Here is the list for 2018:

  • Bon Odori Uta (of course)
  • Shigisan Ondo (tenegui (towel))
  • Pokemon Ondo
  • Ichigo Ichie
  • Shimaya Uta Ashibii
  • A-I-U-E-O Ondo (uchiwa (fan))
  • Seinen Ondo (kachi kachi)
  • Tsurukame Ondo


Temples generally hold practices a couple of weeks prior to their Obon Festivals.  Check their websites (via our Links page) for specific dates/times.  You Tube often has versions of these dances posted if you can't wait.