First dance at last year’s Senshin Bon Odori. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

Senshin Buddhist Temple, 1311 W. 37th St. in Los Angeles, will hold its Bon Odori on Saturday, July 2.

Hatsubon service for those who have passed since the last Obon will start at 5:30 p.m.

Bon Odori starts at 7 p.m. with raffle drawing during intermission. (Last dance practice is on Wedneday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m.) Food booths will be open before and during the dancing.

Omairi (visiting and praying) in the Hondo, sento shogon (lighting of 1,000 oil lamps in memory of loved ones), and otoki (meal following a memorial service) will follow at 9 p.m.

The final part of the observance is horaku (music expressing joy or delight in the Dharma) featuring Senshin’s own Kinnara Taiko, starting at 10 p.m.

For more information, call (323) 731-4617 or visit

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