Spokane Buddhist Temple’s OBON FESTIVAL
A Japanese Cultural Festival Honoring our Ancestors
927 S. Perry, Spokane, WA
Saturday 7/16/22 – Noon – 7:30 pm
As part of the South Perry Street Fair
All Ages Welcome * Free Music, Dance & Open House
Come Dance With Us!
12-5pm – Temple Open House
12-6pm – Japanese Food Sales
6 pm – Bon Odori Dancing
Menu (Take out)
Japanese Peanut Noodle Salad Lunch with Pork or Tofu ($12)
Mochi Dessert Bars ($6)
Spokane Buddhist Temple’s Annual OBON FESTIVAL is a traditional Japanese Buddhist festival honoring our ancestors, celebrating their ongoing presence in our lives. It features traditional Japanese music, dancing, and food, where many dancers dress in Japanese kimono, yukata or happi coats. Chef Jun Yugawa is creating a to-go Japanese Peanut Noodle Salad Lunch with Pork or Tofu, and Sunomono, a cucumber salad.
Bon Odori (盆踊り), meaning simply “Bon dance”, is a style of dancing performed during Obon. It is a folk entertainment, which has a history of nearly 600 years. The Temple dances are led by Izumi Pierce, Member of Wakahisa-kai AsianTraditional Dance and Music Foundation.
The Spokane Buddhist Temple is known for it’s Ramen, but this summer, Chefs Jun Yugawa and Dave Hill are creating a new summer menu to sell at Obon: Japanese Peanut Noodle Salad lunch, with either pork or tofu in a chashu marianade, and a side of Sunomono cucumber salad. They will also be selling sweet mochi bars – butter & coconut, green tea or chocolate. All items are take-out.