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Higashi Honganji Obon Festival – LA, 7/30/11-7/31/11

Higashi Honganji Obon Festival

“OBON is a traditional event to honor and express gratitude to the spirits of our ancestors, those before us who provided us with the gift of life.

The Obon Festival is held as a celebration of the return of the spirits of our ancestors. The festival features delicious food, games, farmers market, flower market, tea ceremony demonstrations, traditional Bon Odori Dancing, and taiko drummers, musical groups, and plenty of entertainment all day.

Entertainment – The 2011 entertainment lineup will include happyfunsmile, Local Mojo, hereandnow, TAIKOPROJECT and many others.

Saturday, July 30
MC – Shin Ito
2:00 Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko
2:30 Fujima Kansei Odori Kai
3:00 hereandnow
3:30 TAIKOPPROJECT
4:15 Bodhi Tree
5:00 Bombu/Kitsune Taiko
6:00 Manto-e Service
6:15 happyfunsmile
6:30 Bon Odori

Sunday, July 31
MC – Shin Ito
Guest MC – Rodney Kageyama
1:30 Gwendolyn Band
2:00 Kinnara Taiko
2:30 Lumbini Child Development
3:00 Local Mojo
4:00 Higashi Zumba Demo
4:20 Somen Eating Contest
4:30 Bombu/Kitsune Taiko
5:30 happyfunsmile
6:00 Manto-e Service
6:30 Bon Odori”

  • WHERE: Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple
    505 E. Third St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90013
  • WHEN: Saturday/Sunday, 7/30/11-7/31/11, 12pm (noon)-9pm
  • HOW MUCH: FREE
  • MORE INFO: http://hhbt-la.org/?p=992
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The Yeongsanjae Ceremony presented by L.A. Bongwon Temple – LA, 6/26/11

Yeongsanjae Ceremony

“The L.A. Bongwon Temple, in association with The Yeongsanjae Preservation Association, presents The Yeongsanjae Ceremony. A central element of Korean Buddhist culture encompassing music, fine arts and plays, The Yeongsanjae Ceremony is a reenactment of Buddha delivering the Lotus Sutra on the Vulture Peak in India, through which philosophical and spiritual messages of Buddhism are expressed and people in attendance develop self-discipline.

Joining Bongwon Temple and Yeongsanjae Preservation Members on stage are the Venerable Chung Won and Venerable Il-Un, as well as special guest performances by the Venerable Jung Yul, soprano and Aeju Lee, Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 27 on Art of Buddhist Dance.

The Yeongsanjae Ceremony was designated as Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 50 in Korea in 1987 and was inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.”

  • WHERE: Ford Theatre
    2580 Cahuenga Blvd, East, Hollywood, CA 90068
  • WHEN: Sunday, 6/26/11, 5pm
  • HOW MUCH: $25 if bought by 6/19; $30 general admission, $20 students with ID, $12 children under 12
    Group discounts available
  • MORE INFO: http://www.fordamphitheater.org/events/details/id/214

Nuchi du Takara Memorial Commemoration of Battle of Okinawa – SF, 6/18/11

“Please join this event commemorating the 1945 Battle of Okinawa. Ceremony with Reverend Ronald Nakasone. Performances by Nakayoshi (Okinawan singing) group, Genyukai (Okinawan sanshin 3 string lute music), Colin Ehara (spoken word), Alton Chung (storytelling), special collaboration between Kinuko Mototake (Okinawan dance), Wesley Ueunten (sanshin), Melody Takata (taiko) and Francis Wong (saxophone). A premiere screening of the Nuchi du Takara Oral History Project will follow in the NJAHS Peace Gallery.”