Announcements for July 2018

San Jose Obon and Daishiko Service - The San Jose Obon and Daishiko services will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018.  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 8, 2018, 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 10, 2018, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Temple sanctuary.

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 15, 2018, 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!

July Fujinkai Workshop - The July Fujinkai Workshop, is scheduled for Saturday, July 28, 2018, starting at 1:00 p.m. in the Temple’s social hall.  The subject for this workshop is making crafts (crochet, knitting, etc.) to sell at future fundraisers.

Other Obon Services - The following is a list of Obon services to be held on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the following cemeteries:

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

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

Limited Parking at the CALFIRE Parking Lot - CALFIRE has been graciously allowing Temple guests to park (on weekends) in their lot across the street from the church.  However, with the opening of a brew house/restaurant on the corner of 14th & V Streets, CALFIRE is closing their lot to prevent patrons from parking there and will have cars towed at the owner’s expense for illegal parking.  CALFIRE will allow Temple guests to park on weekends in spaces in their alley (Uptown Alley) behind their building, but only if a “Koyasan Temple” placard is plainly displayed on the vehicle dash.  The Temple has created the placards, so please contact Rev. Iwasawa or a Temple member to use one of them when parking in the CALFIRE spaces.  Please return the placard to the Temple afterwards.

New Pictures! - New pictures have been added to the website, so the following page has the most recent photos:

June Fudo Myo-o Blessing

July 2018 Newsletter - The July 2018 Newsletter is available for viewing on the website.  Click on the link to view the pdf document