Zenshuji Soto Mission Obon and Nishi Hongwanji LA Obon - July 8, 2007


On July 8, 2007, I attended both the Zenshuji Soto Mission and the Nishi Hongwanji LA obons in Little Tokyo, California. These two temples host their obons on the same weekend every year, making for a bit of friendly competition. It was my first time at both obons, so I was in for a treat. I started my day at the Zenshuji Soto Mission obon, where I ate much more than I should have, watched performances, and hung out with friends. I then walked over to the Nishi Hongwanji LA obon, where I watched the dancing, had some boba and enjoyed the cooler weather and festivities. Each obon had a different feel, but both were very enjoyable. Because my day consisted of attending both obons, this collection includes pictures from both temples. Enjoy!

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eishida — Last modified Jun 28 2021 1:49 a.m.

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