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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.


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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.


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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.