Announcements for July 2017

San Jose Obon and Daishiko Service - The San Jose Obon and Daishiko services will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017.  The Obon service will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery, starting at 11:00 a.m.  The Daishiko service will be held at the Miyahara residence that afternoon, starting at 12:00 p.m.

Toro Nagashi Lantern Workshop - The Temple is inviting the Hatsubon families to create a Toro Nagashi lantern shade for their deceased loved one.  This year’s workshop will be held in the Temple’s Social Hall on Sunday, July 9, 2017, starting at 1:30 p.m.  The Temple will provide the paper (pre-cut and pre-assembled) for the lantern shade and paints if the family chooses to paint a picture or write a message.  All Hatsubon family members, especially children, are encouraged to participate!  Click on the link to view pictures from last year’s workshop.

Evening Meditation Session - The July session, is scheduled for Tuesday, July 11, 2017, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Obon Services - Annual Obon Services are held in the month of July. In the Obon Service, we pay our respectful homage to departed family members and friends. Click on the link to download a pdf of the service application form so you can list those relatives and friends you wish to have honored at this service.

This year’s Obon service in Sacramento will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017, beginning at 1:30 p.m.  Following the service, Somen noodle soup will be served in the Temple’s social hall, followed by the Temple’s annual Obon Odori performance.  Please be sure to stay and watch our members and friends perform these traditional Obon dances!  Specials thanks to Mrs. Toshiye Kawamura, instructor for the Sakura Minyo Dokokai, for teaching us these beautiful dances!

Other Obon Services - The following is a list of Obon services to be held on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the following cemeteries:

     9:00 a.m. - East Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento

    10:30 a.m. - Sacramento Memorial Lawn, Sacramento

July 2017 Newsletter - The July 2017 Newsletter is available for viewing on the website.  Click on the link to view the pdf document.  Attachments to the newsletter are at the following links:

Obon Service Form

Toro Nagashi Announcement

June, July and August Fujinkai Workshops CANCELLED - The June, July and August workshops are cancelled.  The Fujinkai President will be out the month of June, and the hot summer heat makes cooking demonstrations uncomfortable as well as taxing the Temple’s air conditioning system.  We hope to see you again in September!