The Los Angeles Buddhist Church Federation will a memorial service for the victims of last year’s earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan on Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 815 E. First St., Little Tokyo.

Ministers of the seven member temples (Higashi Honganji, Jodoshu, Koyasan, Long Beach, Nichiren-shu, Nishi Hongwanji, Zenshuji) will participate in the service, led by officiant Rimban Hiroshi Abiko. The Dharma message will be delivered by Rinban Noriaki Ito, chair of the LABCF.

At exactly 2:46 p.m., the time that the earthquake struck last year, a memorial ringing of the Bonsho, the massive bell that stands in the temple courtyard, will occur.

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