West Covina Buddhist Temple’s Bon Odori helps to get the Obon season started in Southern California. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

West Covina Buddhist Temple’s 2018 Obon Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, from 2 to 9 pm. at the East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center, 1203 W. Puente Ave. in West Covina.

Delicious traditional foods of chicken teriyaki, sushi, somen, gyoza as well as our popular chow mein, Asian chicken salads, tamales, shave ice and delicious desserts and fun games for kids of all ages. Martial arts demonstrations and traditional Japanese dance and taiko performances throughout the day.

Manto-e (remembrance lantern) service starts at 6:30 p.m., with Obon dancing following at 7 p.m.

For more information, call (626) 689-1040, email wcbt.livingdharma@gmail.com or visit www.livingdharma.org or http://facebook.com/westcovinabuddhisttemple.

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