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25 June 2019

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Sunday, June 2
Testimonials/Reflections, video, photo slide show from Crystal City pilgrimage, #tsuruforsolidarity Protest at Dilley Detention Center, and other activities, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., at J-Sei, 1285 66th Street in Emeryville. Connect with Friends of Crystal City Pilgrimage Facebook #Stop Repeating History! # Never Again Is Now!

Sunday, June 2
The Buddhist Church of Florin is hosting a free class on “Tracing Your Japanese Ancestry,” at 11:45 p.m., at the church located at 7235 Pritchard Rd. Sacramento. Please RSVP by Friday, May 31, or call the church at (916) 383-1831.

Saturday, June 8
JAMsj hosts a special “Sharing Memories Through Camp Artifacts” event, 1 to 3 p.m., at the museum located at 535 N. 5th Street, San Jose. Free with admission to the museum. Adults: $8, Seniors 65+: $5, Students: $5, JAMsj members: free, Children under 5: free. RSVP recommended, email: or call (408)294-3138.

Saturday-Sunday, June 22-23
Buddhist Temple of Alameda will hold its annual Vacationland Carnival and Bazaar Saturday hours are 3 to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Featured will be bingo, games, sushi, udon, tempura, tamales, curry rice, teriyaki chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, Root Beer floats, silent auction, and a raffle drawing–$5,000 grand prize. The temple is located at 2325 Pacific Avenue in Alameda. More info at or call (510) 522-5243.

Saturday-Sunday, June 22-23
The San Mateo Buddhist Temple’s annual bazaar will be held on Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Church is located at 2 So. Claremont St., San Mateo. Come and enjoy our specialties: yaki soba, Imagawa-yaki, games and bingo for all. For more information call (650) 342-2541,

Saturday-Sunday, June 29-30
Buddhist Church of Lodi will hold its annual bazaar festivities starting at 12 noon. The church is located at 23 N. Stockton Street in Lodi. On both days, a variety of Japanese food will be offered such as Teriyaki chicken, sushi, curry rice, tempura, udon, Spam musubi, chicken salad, and yakisoba. An air conditioned eating area and Bingo will be downstairs. Kids’ games and a Farmer’s market on both days from noon. On Saturday from 2 p.m. there will be demonstrations and cultural displays (folk & classical Japanese dancing, ikebana, Mataro dolls, and artwork). On Sunday Taiko drum performance will start at 6 p.m. and Obon odori will start at 7 p.m. For more information, call the church office at (209) 368-5589 or online at

Saturday-Sunday, July 6-7
The 65th annual Walnut Grove Buddhist Church Bazaar will be held from 12 noon to 5 p.m. The ever-popular teriyaki chicken, Bingo, with bonus prizes, will again be featured. The church is located off Hwy. 160 in Walnut Grove. (916) 776-1312,

Saturday, July 13
Sacramento Buddhist Church’s Annual Obon Odori will be held at 7 p.m. For more information, call the Church office at (916) 446-0121.

Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14
The largest obon celebration in Northern California. The San Jose Buddhist Church Obon/Bazaar will be held on the street in front of the church located at 640 N. 5th St., in San Jose. For more information, call (408) 293-9292 or online at

Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14
Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church’s Annual Bazaar will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 12 noon to 7 p.m. For more information, call the Church office at (510) 471-2581 or

Sunday, July 14
The Buddhist Temple of the Monterey Peninsula will host its annual Obon Festival. The Festival will take place at the Temple, 1155 Noche Buena Street in Seaside, California. Hours are 12 noon to 5 p.m. The Obon Festival is a free event, donations accepted. Parking is available across the street from the Temple. Please visit the Temple’s website for a schedule of events and more information or call (831) 372-8181.

Friday-Sunday, July 19-21
The 15th annual Sacramento Japanese Film Festival will be held at Crest Theater, 1013 K Street, Sacramento. For more information, go to

Saturday, July 20
The Florin Buddhist Church Obon Festival will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Taiko drum group performs at 6 p.m. with dancing at 6:30 p.m. Obon service at 3 p.m. The church is located at 7235 Pritchard Road (off Florin Road & Hwy 99) in Sacramento. For more information, call the church at (916) 383-1831 or online at

Saturday, July 20
The Marysville Buddhist Church will host its annual Obon Odori. The dance will take place at the church, 125 B Street, Marysville at 7:30 p.m. Visit the church’s website at

Saturday-Sunday, July 20-21
The Mountain View Buddhist Temple’s Bazaar/Obon Odori will be held on Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, from 12 noon to 9 p.m.; the odori will start at 7 p.m. on Sunday.. For more information, call (650) 964-9426,

Saturday-Sunday, July 27-28
BCSF’s 81st Ginza Bazaar, 88th Bon Odori will be held Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call the Church office at (415) 776-3158 or

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 3-4
Stockton Buddhist Temple will host its annual Obon Festival, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call the church at (209) 466-6701 or online at

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 3-4
The 46th Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. This year’s Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in San Francisco’s Japantown (on Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets).

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 3-4
Palo Alto Buddhist Temple’s Annual Bazaar/Obon Odori, Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m., Sunday, 12 noon to 9 p.m., Odori at 7:30 p.m., located at 2751 Louis Rd., Palo Alto. For more information call (650) 856-0123, online at