Temple President Yasuko Kujiraoka and Resident Minister Masanori Watanabe were among the dancers at last year’s Bon Odori. (Photo by Justin Shudo)
OXNARD — Oxnard Buddhist Temple, 250 S. “H” St. (between 2nd and 3rd streets) in Oxnard, will hold its Obon Festival, “A Gathering of Joy,” on Saturday, July 8. Highlights include:
1 p.m.: Oxnard Bonsai Club
2:15 p.m.: Encino Judo
3 p.m.: Azuma Kotobuki Kai
4 p.m.: Dharma service
5 p.m.: Cosplay
5:30 and 7:15 p.m.: Togen Daiko
6 and 7:30 p.m.: Bon Odori
8:15 p.m.: Benefit drawing
The festival will also feature food and drink, children’s games and sumo wrestling, produce/flower sales, used books, a Japanese boutique, and silent auction.
Final dance practice is on Thursday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Free admission. For more information, call (805) 483-5948 or visit www.oxnardbuddhisttemple.org.