Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th
Food Booths open at 12:00pm
Game Booths open at 1:00pm
Obon Odori at 7:30pm on Saturday
Obon Odori at 6:00pm on Sunday
Obon Festival: July 14th and 15th
Hatsubon Service: July 21st @ 5:00 pm
Obon Service: July 22nd @ 10:00 am
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Request for Volunteers
The San Jose Obon Festival is an opportunity to participate in one of the largest cultural events in the Bay Area. You will meet members of the San Jose Betsuin, people involved in the Asian American community, and perhaps renew old friendships. There are many tasks requiring volunteers prior to the festival as well as during the festival weekend. If you would like to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your help is greatly appreciated!”
There is a new requirement from the Police & Fire departments this year. There will not be double parking down the middle of Fifth St. We will be able to park a single row of cars down Fifth. Please spread the word to everyone you know who might be working or attending Obon.
DOUBLE PARKING CARS IN THE MIDDLE OF FIFTH ST IS BACK
Discussions have occurred and the City is once again allowing us to park two rows of cars down the middle of the street.
Odori Dance Practice Schedule
Thursday, June 21st
- Monday, June 25th
- Wednesday, June 27th
- Thursday, June 28th
- Monday, July 2nd
- Thursday July 5th
From 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Obon is a Green Event
San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin recognizes the impact that large events can have on the environment. We have partner with Nothing Wasted Consulting and the City of San Jose Environmental Services. With the assistance of the Citys green event grant Obon 2012 goal is to divert 75% of its waste from ending up as landfill. Through this partnership, we will add sustainable waste management best practices into the event.
It only works with your help, so be on the lookout for the containers located throughout the event then all you have to do is place:
any plastic bottles, plastic containers, aluminum cans, and aluminum foil into the blue recyclables containers.
For more information on our event greening efforts, please contact Nothing Wasted Consulting at email@example.com.
With your help, we can make the 2012 Obon festival clean and green!