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Palo Alto temple holds annual Obon Festival this weekend

Original post made on Jul 29, 2010

The Palo Alto Buddhist Temple will celebrate the Obon Festival for the 62nd time this weekend. Events begin Saturday (July 31) at 5 p.m. with a musical performance by members of the temple. They continue on Sunday, concluding with a traditional Bon Odori dance in the evening.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 12:57 PM

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Posted by local resident
a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 29, 2010 at 10:15 am

I see there is a list of events online here:
Web Link Obon Schedule.pdf

I was hoping to see more martial arts demonstrations offered. No karate or judo? Great to see kendo and aikido will be represented. I know kyudo and naginata, iaido and more are also practiced around here. Sumo would be cool, too, but I guess maybe there just aren't enough people around here doing it. But at least we should expect to see something as basic as karate there, shouldn't we? Oh well. Hopefully next time.


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Posted by middleaged
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jul 30, 2010 at 12:38 pm

This festival is great. A real nice community feel.


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Posted by diversity
a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 30, 2010 at 1:23 pm

I'm glad that Palo Alto still tolerates a little bit of diversity.


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Posted by Perspectivec
a resident of Meadow Park
on Jul 30, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Been one of my favorite activities to go to for many years. Amazing, amazing in all ways.


to d: what a foolish comment. how old are you?


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Posted by Lovinobon
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 5, 2012 at 4:31 am

Local Resident, the Festival is a two day event. If you look at the program schedule you linked to, you will see that Judo and Karate are prominently scheduled for Sunday at 2pm and 4:30 pm respectively. Hopefully you can make it this time.


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