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Orange County Buddhist Church hosts annual Obon Festival

Orange County Buddhist Church in Anaheim celebrated with its annual two-day Obon Festival this weekend.
The festival marking the Obon holiday commemorates loved ones who have passed.
The festival featured games and shopping and several booths selling Japanese food.
Lindsay Hanashiro, 17, front, with fellow members of the OCBC Daion Taiko Group perform for attendees at the Orange County Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival in Anaheim on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
Hundreds Bon Odori dancing during the Orange County Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival in Anaheim on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
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Meg Igarashi, left, Janet Otoide and Hiroko Kurotobi enjoy Japanese foods during the Orange County Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival in Anaheim on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
Kaylee Tanaka, 10 months, give a smile before eating her corn during the Orange County Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival in Anaheim on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
GT Tanisawa with friend Marilyse Gagnon purchase a baby Palm Tree from Kiye Suzuki at the Plants and Produce booth during the Orange County Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival in Anaheim on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
Katelyn Jones, 3, in her pink and white kimono with her mom Tiffanie during the Orange County Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival in Anaheim on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
Yukimi Konishi, 17, center white, with fellow members of the OCBC Daion Taiko Group rally together before their performance during the Orange County Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival in Anaheim on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
The Daion Taiko Group perform for attendees at the Orange County Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival in Anaheim on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
Percussionists of the Daion Taiko Group perform for attendees at the Orange County Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival in Anaheim on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
Young members of the Daion Taiko Group perform for attendees at the Orange County Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival in Anaheim on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
Hundreds Bon Odori dancing during the Orange County Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival in Anaheim on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
Taiko drummer as hundreds Bon Odori dancing during the Orange County Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival in Anaheim on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
Ellen Higa pulls beef teriyaki for meals at the Boy Scout Troop 578 booth during the Orange County Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival in Anaheim on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
Keiko Yoshimura and Nicole Vuong prepare Okinawa Dango during the Orange County Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival in Anaheim on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
Madalynn Carr, 17, and Samantha Dominguez wearing kimonos purchase bags of Okinawa Dango during the Orange County Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival in Anaheim on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
Megumi Humann, 6, with her mother Mami holding shaved ice with kintoki during the Orange County Buddhist Church’s annual Obon Festival in Anaheim on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Photo by Frank D’Amato, Contributing Photographer)
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At night there were taiko drums performances and Bon Odori dancing.
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The dancing is a choreographed dance members of the congregation had been practicing for weeks though anyone who was in the mood could easily follow along.
Source: OC Register

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