Gathering of Joy: A History of Bon Odori in Mainland America       $15.00

This booklet/CD chronicles the meaning of Obon along with a collection of photos, clips, and vignettes detailing the spirit and rites of Bon Odori.  The images of Obons past show that our great traditions remain the same.  Look hard, you may find a younger self or loved one in some of the many photos.

Kachi Kachi- Castanet Style                                                  $6.00/pair

Kachi Kachi are hand held percussion instruments used in some bon odori dances.  The traditional kachi kachi are made of wood or bamboo, generally do not have grips and are not connected, making them difficult to play.

The castanet style kachi kachi are perfect for the beginner, children, and/or dancers who just want an easier way to play.  Choose from blue and red, natural wood color, or choose one of our fun animal design kachi kachi (contact us for animal availability) to provide some Bon Odori flash.

Gourmet Gaki Apron                                                                 $15.00

Not into Bon Odori?  How about sporting this stylish apron while preparing some of the delicious Obon Festival offerings, or for cooking or grilling at home?  The apron is coated with Dupont Teflon fabric protector to keep stains off.  The Gourmet Gaki (what a cutie!) is embroidered on the front, and there are pockets in front to hold your wallet, keys, and anything else.  Comes in black- one size fits (most) all.    

"Images of Jodo Shinshu" Uchiwa (fan)                                       $10.00

Enjoy this very special bamboo uchiwa, designed by Rev. Masanori Watanabe of the Oxnard Buddhist Temple.  One side has a shadowy image of the Buddha's face, the other side has the Buddha, Eshin-ni Sama, Shinran Shonin and Rennyo Shonin.  Display this beautiful artwork while dancing to your favorite odori.  

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