The Santa Maria Vertans Hall was packed this year (2016) for the Annual Guadalupe Buddhist Temple Obon Festival. The festival seems to grow every year. We love reconncting with our old friends and making new ones. Next year, please join us for some great family fun in the heart of Santa Maria, California.
If you didn’t get a chance to attend this years celebration, don’t worry. We will continue the celebration same time next year, so mark your calendars. And, be sure to vist or dedicated Obon Festival page to learn more. Thanks to Keith Shiroma for taking all the great photos below and working the Kushiyaki Grill with Mel Rodriguez.