Zenshuji will have the 51st annual Obon Carnival on July 11th and 12th. The Carnival
will run from 11am to 8pm. The Obon Service will be at 1:30pm on both days. Tell
your neighbours and friends and bring the whole family! There will be plenty to do
and see and of course EAT!!!
Our Carnival Committee is working very hard to make the 51st Annual Obon/Carnival
a success. The Leadership Team of Ray Haynes and Doug Seki will Co-chair this year's
committee with assistance from Brian Kimura (Booth Construction/Chochin hanging),
Lance Kawakami (Booth Construction/Safety and Jeff Tani & Vivian Seki (Games). Mr.
& Mrs. Hideo Mura and committee will help with food and supply ordering. We have
many things on our "TO DO LIST" so if you can volunteer some time or muscle, please
give Ray, Doug, Kojima Sensei or Lang Sensei a call at 213-624-8658. We will need
major help during Garden Cleaning (June 28), Chochin Hanging (July 5), Booth Construction
(July 9), Carnival Day (July 11 & 12), and Clean Up Day (July 14). We need people
to pick up merchandise, plants and produce (for those who have trucks) and supplies.
GIVE US A CALL AT 213-624-8658 AND LET US KNOW WHEN YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP OR
WHAT YOU CAN DO!
On August 16th, we will be having our annual Jizobon Service at 11:00am. Please plan
to attend as there will be a luncheon provided afterwards by the Fujinkai, Daruma
club and by those who care to bring a small dish to share with the Sangha.
OBON CARNIVAL SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, JULY 11TH
13:30 Obon Service
14:45 Taichi Demonstration by Ralph
15:00 Karaoke & Talent show
16:00 Hollywood Entertainment Academy (Karate & dancing)
16:30 Kikuta-Kai (folk dance)
17:00 Rev. Shuichi Kurai & Group (taiko & koto)
17:30 Velvet Jukebox – Mimi Mayuzumi (jazz)
18:15 Zendeko (taiko drum) 18:45 Bon dance
SUNDAY, JULY 12TH
13:30 Obon Service
14:45 Matsumae Kai (folk music)
15:15 Aikido Center of Los Angels
15:45 Bando Mitsuhiro Kai (classical Japanese dance)
16:15 Random Ninjas (rock band)
17:00 Shorinji Kenpo (Southbay & Caltech branch)
17:30 Zendeko (taiko drum)
18:00 Raffle drawing
18:30 Bon dance
Zenshuji welcomes you to join us at our Obon Carnival. We are trying to get the word
out and hard copies of this flyer are available at the temple for you to pick up
and distribute. (to family, friends, neighbourhood, local businesses....etc)
The next time you come to Zenshuji, you will see a new face working, assisting, and
lending a helping hand. Let us introduce you to a young priest, Reverend YŌKAI Sano,
from Kanagawa, Japan. He arrived on June 3, 2009 and will stay at Zenshuji for approximately
3 months. He is 25 years old and trained at Eiheiji for three years. He will help
Zenshuji through the Obon Carnival and then visit other Zen Centers. Please make
him feel at home by introducing yourself.