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
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.
The following is the scheduled program for Obon 2013 on Sunday, August 11, 2013
Cleaning of Gravestones
Laying flowers and senko (incense)
Preparing the Kakehashi Stone
Donations of flowers welcome, please bring at this time.
Obon service led by Reverend Grant Ikuta, Resident Minister of the Steveston Buddhist Temple and Bishop of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada
Obon Matsuri at Ross Bay Villa. 1490 Fairfield Road
Rina El-Nahas(Japanese Minyo-Folk singer)
Furusato Dancers will perform the following:
Sansai Odori, Donpan Bushi, Heisei Ondo and Tokyo Ondo (audience participation)
Suikawari (Japanese watermelon game)
4 songs and 1 performing with children from the Taiko summer camp.
Hope to see you there!