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Higashi Hongwanji Obon Saturday/Sunday

Gohantabeyoka Jul 27, 2007 11:10 PM

The feverish beat of the taiko, kimono-clad folk dancers, kintoki and ujicha showcones on a hot summer night. A panoply (geshunteit!) of down home Nikkei snack foods. Could be the cheap date of the year. Right at the corner of 2nd and Central in J-Town (Little Tokyo) July 28-29. The West L.A. Temple also celebrates Obon this weekend. I'll be there dancing like a Sansei fool. Gaijin welcome. Gambling allowed.
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  1. monku RE: Gohantabeyoka Jul 27, 2007 11:12 PM

    Correction- 3rd & Central Noon-10pm Sat. Noon-9pm Sun. Don't know what you're talking about "Gambling allowed"???

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      Gohantabeyoka RE: monku Jul 27, 2007 11:14 PM

      Yeah, 3rd.
      :Doughball!

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        monku RE: Gohantabeyoka Jul 27, 2007 11:25 PM

        Bingo yes...doughball no.

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      lakeshow318 RE: Gohantabeyoka Jul 28, 2007 08:46 AM

      West Los Angeles Buddhist Temple (Shinshu-Hongwanji) on corinth (next to the Sawtelle restaurants) is also having Obon festival this Saturday and Sunday. :)

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        monku RE: lakeshow318 Jul 29, 2007 08:20 PM

        Went to WLA today and they had doughball there.

      2. monkuboy RE: Gohantabeyoka Jul 28, 2007 03:18 PM

        Gohantabeyoka: Clicking on the link you gave results in a 404 page not found error.

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          Popovsky RE: monkuboy Jul 28, 2007 09:21 PM

          Higashi's chicken plates were nice with an ice-cold beer.
          I bought the kid a fan festooned with red, blue and green LEDs and a festival T-shirt.
          Charming community event. My late mother is of Japanese ancestry.
          I understand the big Gardena festival is next weekend.
          Here's the link monkboy, http://epicanthus.wordpress.com/2007/...

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            monku RE: Popovsky Jul 28, 2007 10:37 PM

            Yup, their teriyaki chicken was the best of any obon so far. The guy in charge told me they marinate it, charbroil it on mesquite and then fry it on a gas grill.

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          miffy RE: Gohantabeyoka Jul 29, 2007 08:30 PM

          missed that completely!

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            monku RE: miffy Jul 29, 2007 08:58 PM

            Next weekend Gardena Buddhist Temple Obon. Wide assortment of food there. Longest line there is always for dango's.

            Gardena Buddhist Temple
            1517 W. 166th Street,
            Gardena, CA 90247

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