We are always excited to share the wonderful news of family and friends coming together. News Channel 3 KETY put together a small story on our Annual Obon Festival. Just in case you missed the festival or the coverage. We hope this encourages more families and friends to come next year. CLICK HERE to read […]

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Death leaves a heartache that No one can heal, love leaves A memory no one can steal. ~Inscription on an Irish Headstone By now you have received your raffle and dinner tickets for Guadalupe Buddhist Church’s (GBC) Obon. We have to wear a new hat of being a salesman. It is a difficult role to […]

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SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Preparations for Sunday’s Japanese Obon Festival in Santa Maria is underway. This 110-year-old tradition is put on to honor the participants’ ancestors. Organizers said it’s also a family-friendly cultural event for everyone. Visitors can take part in the Obon Odori dance, Japanese food, entertainment and a variety of exhibits. The Obon Festival will be held at the […]

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