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(recieved this email from my Aunt this morning, FYI to those who like to attend.)

Japanese Summer Festivals 2008

June 21 & 22
Venice Japanese Community Center
12448 Braddock Drive
Los Angeles, CA
90066
(310) 822-8885

June 28 (Saturday – One Day Only)
West Covina Buddhist Temple, Carnival and Obon 1pm to 9pm
Odori dancing starts at 7:00 pm

1203 W. Puente Ave.
West Covina, CA
91790
(626) 913-0622

June 28 & 29 (Dance Practice starts Wed. 5/28 then every Monday & Wednesday)
Harbor District Community Center (Long Beach) Summer Festival
1766 Seabright Ave
Long Beach, CA
90810
(562) 437-992
3 pm Carnival, cultural performances and exhibits. Odori dancing begins at 7 pm

July 12 & 13
L.A. Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (Nishi), Obon and Carnival
Obon Odori starts at 6:30 pm
815 E. First St.
Los Angeles, CA
90012
(213)680-9130

July 19 & 20
Orange County Buddhist Temple, Obon and Carnival
909 S. Dale St.
Anaheim, CA
92804
(714) 827-9590
Cultural performances and exhibits Odori starts at 7:00 pm (Japanese folk
dancing)

July 26 & 27 (For those who want to stick close to home)
Southeast Japanese School & Community Center (Norwalk) Summer Festival
14615 Gridley Rd.
Norwalk, CA

Carnival and ondo, on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8 pm
Website: http://www.sejscc.org

July 26 & 27 (Saturday 5-10 pm – Sunday 3-9 pm) (A fun one – A must go!)
West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple – Obon & Carnival
Website: http://www.wlabt.org
2003 Corinth Ave.
West Los Angeles, CA
90025
(310) 477-7274
Carnival, cultural performances and exhibits Odori (Japanese folk dancing) begins at 6:30 pm.

Aug 2 & 3
Gardena Buddhist Temple – Obon and Carnival
1517 W. 166th Street
Gardena, CA
90247
(310) 327-9400 church for more information

8/2 3:00pm – 10:00pm (Obon dancing 6:00 – 8:00pm)
8/3 2:00pm – 9:00pm (Obon dancing 6:00 – 8:00pm)

Teriyaki chicken, tamales, sushi, and other delicious food will be sold
together with crafts, books and games for the children.

Aug 16 – 24 Nisei Week
Aug 24 Nisei Week Closing Ceremony and Street Ondo Dancing, Little Tokyo, L.A.

Little Tokyo, Los Angeles at 1st Street between San Pedro St and Central Ave
Ondo Street Dancing 4 pm ?????