OXNARD — Oxnard Buddhist Temple, 250 S. H St. (at 2nd Street) in Oxnard, will hold its Obon Festival/Gathering of Joy on Saturday, July 12, from 1 to 9 p.m.
There will be two Bon Odori sessions. Exhibitions, demonstrations and cultural activities will include bonsai, origami, children’s games, judo, karate, taiko, Japanese dance, and cosplay.
The festival will also offer a farmer’s market, flowers, food and drinks, a boutique, a silent auction, and a benefit drawing.
On the menu are teriyaki chicken, teriyaki beef, udon, snow cones, sushi, gyoza, Spam musubi, manju, homemade baked goods, chili and hot dogs.
The schedule is as follows:
1 p.m.: Oxnard Bonsai Club
2 p.m.: Encino Judo
3 p.m.: Azuma Dance (Social Hall)
3:45 p.m.: Fuji Japanese Music (Social Hall)
4 p.m.: Okinawa dance (Social Hall); Obon service (Hondo)
4:45 p.m.: Fuji Japanese Music (Social Hall)
5 p.m.: Cosplay
5:30 p.m. Togen Daiko
6 p.m.: Bon Odori
7 p.m.: Togen Daiko
8 p.m. Bon Odori
8:45 p.m.: Raffle drawing (need not be present to win)
Admission is free. For more information, call (805) 483-5948 or visit www.oxnardbuddhisttemple.org.