2021 BCO Virtual Obon Festival
Saturday, July 31,2021 – 6pm

Presented on YouTube

Obon Dancing, Music, Flower Arrangement Demonstrations, Koto Performances and more.

This program will be streamed on the BCO YouTube Channel. Program is scheduled to begin at 6pm on Saturday July 31, 2021. (YouTube Link – Click Here)


Bento Fundraiser – July 31st – Pre-Sale Only

Option #1 – Chicken Katsu, Chirashi Rice, Sunomono and Dessert Treats

Option #2 – (Vegan Option) Tofu Katsu, Chirashi Rice, Sumomono and Dessert Treats

  • Pre-Orders Only. Limited Quantities Available. Please order early.
  • Order Deadline: Sunday July 25th (or until sold out)
  • 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, July 31, 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Please contact Church if you have any questions.

2021 Virtual Obon Memorial Lanterns

The Buddhist Church of Oakland’s will again celebrate Obon in a virtual Festival Program on July 31, 2021. As in 2020, we will honor past family members and friends in a segment of the virtual program. If you would like your family member or family friend to be recognized, please complete this form and return it to the Church office by FRIDAY July 23, 2021. You can also submit the information and make your donation through the BCO website.


Obon Practice Videos – Now Available

Time to get ready for BCO’s Virtual Obon Festival !

2021 Obon Dance Practice (video link)

  • Obon no Uta (uchiwa)
  • Wonderful Ondo (hand)
  • Tanko Bushi (hand)
  • Ochatsumi Ondo (folding fan)
You can click on the times in the description to jump to any dance. The actual dance will be during our Virtual Obon Festival on Saturday, July 31.

Please consider making an Obon Donation.

  • Please click on the button (Donate to BCO) to make an online donation.
  • Mail checks to Buddhist Church of Oakland, 825 Jackson St, Oakland CA 94607

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