oakland obonOAKLAND — Buddhist Church of Oakland, 825 Jackson St. in Oakland Chinatown, will hold its Obon Festival on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 3 to 9 p.m.

The festival will feature Obon dancing, taiko drumming, koto performance, tea ceremony, temple tours, Japanese food and music, and an ikebana floral exhibit.

Bon Odori starts at 7:30 p.m. Remaining dance practices will be held in the Social Hall on Monday, July 27; Wednesday, July 29; and Thursday, July 30, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Hatsubon service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 2, at 9:30 a.m. and Obon service at 10:30 a.m.

The church is located one block west of the Lake Merritt BART Station.

For more information, call (510) 832-5988 or visit www.buddhistchurchofoakland.org.

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