salinas obon1The Buddhist Temple of Salinas held its annual Obon Festival on July 27, with a full schedule of activities and events. Scores of visitors attended for the dancing and remembrance of loved ones passed, as well as for ikebana displays and bonsai exhibits, Japanese crafts, a variety of seasonal and traditional foods, Japanese classical dance, karaoke, kendo and Shorinji kempo demonstrations, games and raffles, and a performance by San Jose Taiko. (Photos courtesy Annie Yoshimura)

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