Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday Stroll: Gardena Obon 2011

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Going to festivals are sometimes a fun and inexpensive way to have a good time. One of the best ones I've been to was the Garden Buddhist Church Obon Festivals a few years ago.

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So when it came up this year I was hoping to have a good time.

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The big draw is the Obon dancing. This is one of the biggest in California.

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The church is very nice. Inside has a lovely meditative feel.

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You may notice I have a few photos of the grounds and the church.

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In part because due to taking photos in Japan I've become more observant of the little details. Very nice work on the roof line of the church.

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The other reason was there wasn't as much going on as there was a few years ago.

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Same really good food which was nice. Simple sushi don and inari, udon, grilled chicken and of course yummy just cooked andagi donuts.

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There were games for the kids but not the exhibits and tea ceremony like they had a couple years ago. (I like the woman's bag though)

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They did have taiko and later the dancing but it was so hot we did not stay. I'm sure things were fun later in the evening.

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You can see my previous posts about the Gardena Obon Festival
here and here.

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