Dancers at last year’s Bon Odori. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)
MONTEBELLO — Sozenji Buddhist Temple, 3020 W. Beverly Blvd. in Montebello, will hold its 43rd annual Community Obon Festival on Sunday, July 21, from 1 to 7 p.m.
Obon and Hatsubon (first Obon) service starts at 2 p.m.
Food at the festival will include teriyaki beef and chicken, Spam musubi, sushi, somen, dango, and shaved ice. Sozenji miso dressing and produce will also be sold.
Schedule of events:
4 p.m.: Kodomo no Ie Children’s Chorus
5 p.m.: Aikido exhibition (Aikio Academy SGV)
5:30 p.m.: Minyo folk singing (Matsutoyo Kai)
6 p.m.: Bon Odori led by Hanayagi Rokufukumi and Bando Hidesomi
6:30 p.m. Taiko drumming (Satori Daiko and Claremont Taiko)
7 p.m.: Raffle drawing
Bon Odori practice will be held on Wednesday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Exit 60 Freeway south on Garfield Avenue, right on Beverly Boulevard.