San Jose Buddhist Church

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Faith-Based


640 N Fifth StSan Jose, CA 95112 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Be a community of peace, happiness and understanding by sharing and practicing Buddhist teachings.


The Obon Festival roots reach back hundreds of years. The purpose is to reflect upon and remember our ancestors. The centerpiece of the Festival is the Japanese folk dancing, accompanied by a live band, that occurs Saturday and Sunday evenings. The Festival also includes taiko (Japanese drumming), a variety of delicious foods, children's game booths, crafts, and bingo. Beer and sake are also served. An informal poll indicates that the San Jose Obon Festival is one of the largest Obon Festivals in the country.


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