Serving Oregon's Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Community since 1903
Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha
Entertainment : Obon 2019
Opening Welcome (3:00pm-)
A tribute to Japanese-Americans interned during WWII.
Remember the big band swing music and the entertainment it provided!
Temple Talks (4:00pm-) (6:00pm-)
Two talks led by Rev.Sugahara
New Bon Odori dance demo and lessons (4:30pm-5:00pm)
A quick introduction of the five new dances this year. Chris Dart and the
leaders group will do a quick teaching and demo of the new Obon
dances for this year – Bon Odori Song, Asadoya Yunta (from
Okinawa/Hawaii), Miyagino Bon Odori (danced at OBT in 1994), Nippon
Daiko (danced in 1997), and Soran Bushi (danced in 1995).
White Lotus Dragon and Lion Dance (5:30pm-6:00pm)
Vietnamese Lion Dance troupe
Portland Taiko (6:30pm-6:50pm)
A premier taiko experience. Portland Taiko performs throughout the
Obon Service (7:00pm-)
With Rev.Sugahara. A short service before bon odori.
Bon Odori (7:15pm-)
An exciting program of old and new, Japanese and American dances.