UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:
New York Buddhist Church Celebrates Obon 2021 with Online Fundraising Events
Beginning on Friday, July 9, 2021 through Obon Service on Sunday, July 11, 2021
New York Buddhist Church presents a series of celebratory and remembrance demonstrations and events
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O-Bon festival, or Bon Odori, a Japanese Buddhist tradition of honoring the spirits of ancestors, will be held virtually this year.
It will feature online celebratory O-Bon dances and taiko drumming performances, fashion, food, origami demonstrations,
an interactive fan decorating workshop and a memorial Obon/Hatsubon church service on Sunday, July 11.
TO REGISTER FOR SPECIAL EVENTS: please follow these steps
1) register using this online link (CLICK HERE)
2) PAY using the link below or send check to:
New York Buddhist Church, 331 Riverside Drive, NY, 10025 *Attn: Obon 2021
Friday, July 9th
7 p.m. EST: “O-Bon History and Recollections” with Rev. Earl Ikeda, NYBC Resident Minister, and Hoshina Seki, president, American Buddhist Study Center; followed by “Obon Fashion and Accessories” with Yukiko Sato
7:30 p.m. EST: “Decorate your own Uchiwa (hand fan) workshop” with Mikio Sakai*
Saturday, July 10
7 p.m. EST: “Traditional O-Bon Dances” with Sahotae Tachibana of the New York Tachibana Dance School, “Soh Daiko Performances” with traditional O-Bon festival taiko drumming, “Origami Creations” with Mariko Kato, and “Okonomiyaki Cooking Demonstration” with Karl Palma
Sunday, July 11
11:30 a.m. EST: “Special Memorial Obon/Hatsubon Church Service” led by Rev. Earl Ikeda, NYBC Resident Minister, joined by Rev. Cheryl Joko Ikemiya and Rev. Isabelle Shinjo Bernard.
*Except for the interactive Uchiwa hand fan workshop, all of the NYBC O-Bon festival virtual events will be free of charge.