Photos by MARIO G. REYES
Rafu Photo Editor

Children dressed in their yukatas and happi coats await the start of the Obon music so they may frolic about and dance to their hearts’ content at the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon held last weekend. Below, Rafu Shimpo columnist George Johnston, with a lot of help from his friends, prepares and serves hot udon noodles for the masses. Right, gleeful sensei Joan Takeuchi leads dancers.

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