Saturday, August 6, 2022
Pickup 1 – 3pm / Dining 1 – 4pm /  Dancing 4 – 5pm

For 2022, the Buddhist Church of Oakland will be presenting a “modified” Obon Festival. Due to increased Covid activity, we are transitioning to a hybrid Obon.  The  Obon dancing will be moved from Jackson St. to the parking lot behind the church. While we welcome all to attend the Obon festivities, the number of dancers and spectators will be limited to the available space. An RSVP is requested but not required. We also will be streaming the dancing live on YouTube.

 In addition, this year’s Obon Festival will be principally a drive-thru, bento event. Pre-orders please; quantities are limited so please order early. There is a walk-up option to pick-up orders and there will be limited on site dining. (Note: A very limited quantity of food will be available for purchase on the day of Obon on Saturday.)  

 Drive-thru pick-up from 1-3 pm; walk in to pick-up orders from 1-4 pm. Obon dancing from 4-5 pm. 


Sangha Help Needed !

Volunteers requested for Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6 to assist with food preparation, construction, and other support activities. If you are able to help, please contact Jon Takagaki by email (jtaka1014@gmail.com) or by phone (510) 910-4639.


Obon Bento Sales – Pre-Sales Closed for 2022

  • Limited Onsite Bento Sale, Recommend Pre-Ordering your Bento.

  Available for purchase  from 1-3 pm onsite.

  • Pre-Orders Only. Limited Quantities Available. Please order early. PRE-SALE CLOSED
  • Order Deadline: Monday August 1st (Extended till Wed August 3rd)
  • Online Orders: Please click on the button above to order online. Payment by credit card or check.
  • Phone orders: Leave a message with your name, your bento order, and phone number on the BCO office phone (510-832-5988).
  • Checks: Please mail (by July 25th) or bring when picking up, made out to Buddhist Church of Oakland.
  • Drive-Thru Pickup Saturday, August 6, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Walk-In Pickup 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Please contact Church if you have any questions.

Obon Memorial Lanterns – Closed for New Tags


Obon Dance & Spectator RSVP

Please RSVP

Please help us by RSVP if you plan to attend the BCO Obon Saturday August 6th.  We will be moving the dancing and spectator area from Jackson Street to the back parking lot of the Church. We will have a much smaller area and need to have a estimate of the crowd to insure “social distancing”.


Obon Practice Videos

Time to get ready for BCO’s Mini-Obon Festival !

Obon Dance Practice (Click Here)

  • Obon no Uta (uchiwa)
  • Wonderful Ondo (hand)
  • Tanko Bushi (hand)
  • Ochatsumi Ondo (folding fan)

Hatsubon & Obon Service

  • Sunday August 7, 2022 – @ BCO – Onsite & Online
  • Hatsubon Service 9:30 am (Hatsubon RSVP Link)
  • Obon Service 11:00 am (No RSVP)

Please REGISTER/RSVP for Hatsubon Service  to help us get an estimate of the number of people in your Family/Group that will be attending. Include all family, friends, and/or guests. There is limited space available due to Covid protocols. No RSVP needed for Obon Service @ 11:00 am.

Note: we will REQUIRE all person attending the Hatsubon and/or Obon service(s) to WEAR A MASK. Social distancing will be enforced.


Obon Donations

Please make an Obon donation to BCO.

Online Donation

  • CHECKS: Mail checks to: Buddhist Church of Oakland, 825 Jackson St, Oakland CA 94607. Please list the “In Memory of…”  name if applicable.

Sangha Help Needed !

Volunteers requested for Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6 to assist with food preparation, construction, and other support activities. If you are able to help, please contact Jon Takagaki by email (jtaka1014@gmail.com) or by phone (510) 910-4639.

 

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