Japanese American Community Events
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Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple
1155 Noche Buena St., Seaside
Obon festival: Sun., July 8 from noon to 7 p.m., Bon Odori from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Bonsai and Ikebana displays, martial arts demonstrations, koto music, Japanese dance, tea ceremony, taiko by Shinsho Mugen Daiko of Monterey, kushikatsu, kuri manju, strawberry shortcake
Bon Odori practice: Tue. and Thur. June 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28, from 7 to 8 p.m., in the temple hall
Since: August, 1947; 100 to 200 dancers