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We have many, many types of Festival food for purchase in our outside booths, Food Court (classroom annex) and gym. New this year (no photo): Tofu Salad, Lumpia, Matcha Lemonade. Others not shown: Tamales (chili optional), Tsukemono, Beef Teriyaki, Chili Rice and more! Please note: Day change: Chirashi rice (Saturday only) and Maki sushi/inari sushi (Sunday only).
Obon Volunteer Sign-Ups
We need everyone's help at our Obon Festival, please sign-up to help at a booth or on the grounds. If you're not sure where you can help, please email Dona Mitoma and she will find a place for you!
Just click on the dates below and you will be in our Sign-up page.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Weekends of July 15 and 29
55-Hour Weekend Closures on Foothill Freeway (I-210) in Pasadena
Pasadena - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close all lanes of the westbound Foothill Freeway (I-210) between Lake Avenue and Mountain Street for two 55-hour weekend closures as part of a pavement rehabilitation project. The eastbound Ventura Freeway (SR-134) connector to westbound I-210 will also be closed. The westbound I-210Marengo Avenue and Mountain Street off-ramps and Walnut Street on-ramp will need to be closed throughout the weekend closures as well. The first closure will begin Friday, July 15 at 10 p.m.
Motorists should expect delays and are strongly advised to plan ahead, use alternate routes, avoid the area or use public transit. Additionally, motorists can check traffic conditions before they leave by calling 511 or visiting the Caltrans Quickmap at quickmap.dot.ca.gov.
The 55-hour full weekend closures will take place:
• Friday, July 15 at 10 p.m. through Monday, July 18 at 5 a.m.
• Friday, July 29 at 10 p.m. through Monday, August 1 at 5 a.m.
2016 Southern District Obon Schedule
Many other temples will have their Obon Festivals this summer, please support our "sister" temples. Dance start time in ( ).
The Las Vegas Obon is on August 6th. We have charted a bus that will leave the Temple at 10:00AM on Friday and leave Las Vegas on Sunday at 11:00 am. The 2-night hotel stay will be at the California Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas (Meal coupons are also included if using the hotel package).