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Upcoming Obon Festivals this Weekend !

Get ready, this weekend their are two Obon Festivals going on in Little Tokyo! Nishi Hongwanji and Zenshuji are both having their annual Obon festival this weekend. There will be fun, food, dancing, games, and live performances so be sure to check them out.
Obon Festival Dancing

Nishi Hongwanji located at 815 E. First Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90012 starts this Saturday the 11th at 3pm, and runs until Sunday. The Bon Odori starts at 7Pm Saturday and 6:30Pm on Sunday. There will be food, games, cultural exhibits as well as stage performers. Click here for Nishi's Obon Site where you can find more information as well as the entertainment schedule.

The Zenshuji Obon Carnival runs this Saturday & Sunday from 11am-8pm. Zenshuji Soto Mission is located at 123 South Hewitt St. Los Angeles Ca 90012. The Obon service begins a 1:30 on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be cultural activities, eating, shopping, as well as a wide variety of entertainment and performances. Click here for Zenshuji's Obon webpage, you can find a detailed schedule as well as information on parking.