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.
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/...