Update: 2023 Obon Program and Food Menu (Link)
Saturday/Sunday, August 5 & 6, 2023
For 2023, the Buddhist Church of Oakland will be presenting a Obon Festival.
Odori Dance Practice @ BCO
Food & Activities – Sat Aug 5 – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Odori Dance & Spectator – Sat Aug 5 – Time 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (Note: Change in starting time)
Hatsubon Service – Sun Aug 6th – 9:30 am
Obon Services – Sun Aug 6th – 10:30 am
Sangha Help Needed !
Volunteers requested for Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 to assist with food preparation, construction, and other support activities. If you are able to help, please contact Jon Takagaki by email (email@example.com)
Odori Practice Schedule
Monday 7:00 pm – July 24
Wednesday 7:00 pm – July 26
Monday 7:00 pm July 31
- Practices will be conducted at BCO.
- Please dress in comfortable clothing and bring dance accessories (if you have them).
- Please contact the Church Office is you have any questions.
Obon Practice Videos
If you want to get a head start and/or cannot attend the in-person practices, we have posted practice videos.
Obon Dance Practice Videos (Click Here)
- Obon no Uta (uchiwa)
- Wonderful Ondo (hand)
- Tanko Bushi (hand)
- Ochatsumi Ondo (folding fan)
Note: List of Dances performed subject to change without notice.
Obon Memorial Lanterns
2023 Obon Program and Food Menu (Link)
Saturday August 5th – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (note: Change in starting time)
Hatsubon & Obon Service
- Sunday August 6, 2022 – @ BCO – Onsite & Online
- Hatsubon Service 9:30 am
- Obon Service 10:30 am
Please make an Obon donation to BCO.
- CHECKS: Mail checks to: Buddhist Church of Oakland, 825 Jackson St, Oakland CA 94607. Please list the “In Memory of…” name if applicable.
Sangha & Friends Help Needed !
Volunteers requested for Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 to assist with food preparation, construction, and other support activities.
We especially need help Saturday Evening from 5:00 to 9:00 pm to cleanup the food selling areas, dining areas and to clear the street dancing area.
If you are able to help, please contact Jon Takagaki by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the Church Office.