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San Jose Obon Festival: Enjoy a safe, family friendly, muti-cultural event.

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ORGANIZATION: San Jose Buddhist Church

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 191 people are interested

The Obon Festival is an annual festival and will be held this year during the weekend of July 9-10. Specific shifts will be available for signup, including prep activities during July 3-8, 2022.

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About San Jose Buddhist Church


640 N Fifth St, San Jose, CA 95112, US

Mission Statement

To learn and to share the Jodo Shinshu understanding of the Three Treasures - Buddha, Dharma and Sangha


The Obon Festival roots go back hundreds of years. The central idea is reflect upon and remember our ancestors. This is not a somber affair. On the contrary, it is quite joyful. The idea is to dance for joy at the thought of our predessors. The centerpiece of the festival is the japanese folkdancing that occurs both evenings. There is a japanese band, taiko druming, food, children's game booths and bingo. Beer & sake are also served. This will be the 79th year for the festival at this Temple. An informal poll indicates this is the largest festival of this type in the country.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture, Community, Faith-Based


Sat Jul 09, 2022 - Sun Jul 10, 2022
12:00 PM - 09:00 PM


640 North 5th StreetSan Jose, CA 95112



  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • Shifts are 2-3 hours.

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