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Obon Festival at West L.A. Buddhist Temple on July 29-30

West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple, 2003 Corinth Ave. in West Los Angeles, will hold its 69th annual Obon Festival on Saturday, July 29, from 4 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, July 30, from 3 to 9 p.m.

On both days, West L.A. Taiko will perform at 5:30 p.m. and Obon dancing will start at 6:30 p.m.

The festival will feature food (including udon, beef and chicken teriyaki, won ton and Imagawayaki), games, and a raffle.

Free covered parking at the Trident Center, Corinth Avenue and Olympic Boulevard.

For more information, (310) 477-7274 or visit or

In the Southern California area, the 16 Jodo Shinshu temples of the Buddhist Churches of America, including WLABT, take turns holding Obon festivals every weekend from June through August, making for a joyful summer of shared experiences.

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