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2013 Obon Matsuri – Sunday, August 11th

2013 Obon Matsuri

3rd Annual Obon Festival @ Ross Bay Cemetery & Ross Bay Villa
Sunday, August 11th, 2013
12:30pm – Grave Washing
2:30pm – Obon Buddhist Service
3:30pm – Matsuri
Cost: FREE
ALL ARE WELCOME

Hosted by the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society and the Japanese Friendship Society with support from The Old Cemetery Society – we invite you to come and participate with us in honouring those who have gone before.

2011 Obon - washing the stoneTsugio Kurushima and Grace Yuki Mercer wash a stone together

The following is the scheduled program for Obon 2013 on Sunday, August 11, 2013
12:30 pm
Cleaning of Gravestones
Laying flowers and senko (incense)
Preparing the Kakehashi Stone
Donations of flowers welcome, please bring at this time.

2:30 pm
Obon service led by Reverend Grant Ikuta, Resident Minister of the Steveston Buddhist Temple and Bishop of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada

3:30 pm
Obon Matsuri at Ross Bay Villa. 1490 Fairfield Road

3:50-4:05 pm
Rina El-Nahas(Japanese Minyo-Folk singer)

4:10-4:30 pm
Furusato Dancers will perform the following:
Sansai Odori, Donpan Bushi, Heisei Ondo and Tokyo Ondo (audience participation)

4:30-4:55 pm
Suikawari (Japanese watermelon game)

4:55-5:20 pm
Uminari Taiko
4 songs and 1 performing  with children from the Taiko summer camp.

Hope to see you there!

Category: Obon Matsuri