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HIgashi 50th Annual Obon - This Weekend!

 bon odori
This weekend Higashi Honganji is having their 50th annual Obon Festival.  Begins Saturday and runs until Sunday from 12-9 PM.  The festival will include exhibitions, games, food, cultural performances, farmers market, flower market, tea ceremony demonstration.  The entertainment schedule is full of performances from June Kuramoto with Keyboardist Kimo Cornwell, Brooke Taylor, Taiko Project, hereandnow, happyfunsmile, Bombu Taiko, Kistune Taiko, and more.  

There will be a Hastubon Obon Service July 26 @ 11 AM.
Manto-E Services will be held both days @ 6PM

The Bon Odori Dancing begins at 6:30 on both days.  

Higashi is located at 505 E. Third Street, La, Ca, 90013

Parking Information (As Taken from Higashi's Site) For a Map click here:

OBON PARKING -Parking will be available at the Medical Building on 3rd Street, across from the temple at 420 E. 3rd Street, LA 90013.  The lot entrance is on Boyd Street.  Higashi Honganji Obon visitors will receive a discounted maximum daily fee of $5.00, plus a complimentary Obon raffle ticket valued at $2.00.  In order to receive your discount voucher and raffle ticket, please bring your stub to the Raffle Booth at the entrance to our Obon Festival.PLEASE BE AWARE OF PARKING LOT CLOSING TIMES!The Medical Building parking lot closes at 10:00 P.M. and other parking lots in Little Tokyo close earlier!   

It will be alot of fun, so see you there!