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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Thanks to KSBY for mentioning our Obon Festival on the website. Below is the listed information. Hope to see you at Obon Festival this year.   SUNDAY, JULY 28 Japanese Obon Festival 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Veteran’s Memorial Community Center, 313 W. Tunnell St., Santa Maria Learn about Japanese culture at this annual Buddhist observance that […]

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“…My Father instructed me in the path to follow since I was a child…I have tried to follow the way he showed…: ~Foreword from Muyuge, by Lady Takeko Kujo There seems to be a close bond between fathers and their daughters. When I was a small child, I was a “sickly” child. My mother would […]

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