Town Square

Post a New Topic

Obon festival celebrates MV's Japanese community

Original post made on Jul 19, 2013

Marilyn Ozawa is a practiced veteran: this weekend will mark her 43rd year teaching the Bon Odori dance at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple in preparation for the Obon Festival, an ancient Japanese custom that honors ancestral spirits and loved ones. The Mountain View Buddhist Temple Obon Festival is open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, and noon to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, with the Bon Odori dance scheduled for 7 p.m. The temple is located at 575 N. Shoreline Blvd.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 19, 2013, 1:56 PM

Comments (2)

Posted by Mary, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Jul 19, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Obon Festival is one of the really great events in MV. I love going for the food, social exchanges and especially for the Obon dance on the final evening. I remember how delighted I was the 1st year I attended and the dance was an unexpected bonus... so beautiful it brought tears streaming down my face.
If you have never been to Obon do yourself a favor and make the effort.


Posted by alisson, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 22, 2013 at 10:48 am

nice festival. I just wish the police had does his job (there were parked at the festival after all) and remove the cars that were parked on the bike lane.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Indian street food and ... bitcoins?
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 3,180 views

Most Seniors do not Need Senior Housing But Could Benefit from other Choice to Remain in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 31 comments | 1,491 views

"The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden"
By Anita Felicelli | 0 comments | 1,152 views

Dear Chandrama, Everywhere I turn . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 857 views

Crittenden Hosts Startup Weekend
By Ms. Jenson | 1 comment | 250 views