– Saturday August 3, 2019 Obon Food Festival & Dancing
– Sunday August 4, 2019  10am – Obon Church Services

  • Note: Vegan/Vegetarian Food Options Available.

Schedule – Saturday

  • 3:00 pm            :  Dining Area and Snack Bar Open
  • 3:00 – 7:00 pm:  Food Bazaar and Ohara Ikebana Floral Exhibit
  • 3:45 – 4:30 pm:  Urasenke Tea Ceremony demonstration
  • 4:00 pm            :  Temple tour/Q&A with Rev. Harry Gyokyo Bridge
  • 5:00 – 5:45 pm:  Koto Performance by Shirley Muramoto Koto Studio
  • 5:45 – 6:30 pm:  Taiko Performance by Eden Aoba Taiko
  • 6:30 – 7:15 pm:   Japanese Music Performance by Chidori Band
  • 7:30 – 9:00 pm:  Obon Odori dancing

Schedule – Sunday

  • 9:30 am  :  Hatsubon Service
  • 10:30 am:  Obon Service
  • 12:00 pm:  Obon Lunch

Note: Parking is limited to available street parking and parking lots. BART is a convenient option.  Driving and Transit Infomation


2019 Obon Dance Practice Schedule

7:30 – 9:00pm – BCO Hall

  • July 15 – Monday

  • July 17 – Wednesday

  • July 23 – Tuesday

  • July 25 – Thursday

  • July 29 – Monday

  • July 31 – Wednesday

  • August 1 – Thursday

*Practice dates subject to change.

During the Buddhist Church of Oakland’s Obon Festival in August honor past members of your family through a Memorial Tribute tag hung from the Obon Lanterns above the dance area on Jackson Street and throughout the Church grounds and hall…

Click Here for Obon Lantern Tag Form


2019 Obon Shift Schedule

Please check the Obon Schedule for your shift time and area. If you do not see your name on the list, please contact the Church Office.

Any extra time you help (beyond your schedule times) is needed and appreciated.


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