2017 Obon Festival highlights

OBON – Another successful Obon Festival thanks to so many helpful hands. We are interrelated. Namu Amida Butsu.

WINNERS – OBON RAFFLE 2017:   1,500.00 Alma Ortega, Santa Maria

500.00 Lorene Yoshihara, Santa Maria

300.00 Clancy McAuliff, Santa Maria

100.00 Aki Tanimoto

100.00 Rosie Muranaka, Santa Maria

100.00 Zack Chun

100.00 Toshio Kamo, Santa Maria

100.00 Barbara Sstrasbough, Santa Maria

100.00 George Clark, Santa Maria

100.00 June Nakata

Obon Dance Practice Donations – Thank you to all the persons for refreshment contributions this year.


Listed below in no particular order this years contributors. A huge THANK YOU goes out to these partners of the 2017 Obon Festival. We could not have done it without them. Please visit all of these business in Santa Maria and help support them.

Deane and June Nakata, John and Leslie Hayashi

Albertson’s 2320 S. Broadway Santa Maria, CA 93455

Guadalupe Restaurant

Attn: Ofelia

751 Guadalupe St.

Guadalupe, CA 93434

Atariya Restaurant

Attn: Keiko Hongo

1551 Stowell Center Plaza

Santa Maria, CA 93454

Toyota of Santa Maria

Attn: Ramiro Castillo, Jr.

700 E. Betteravia Rd.

Santa Maria, CA 93454

Santa Maria Seed

2390 A. St.

Santa Maria, CA 93454

Okui Berry Stand

1234 Highland Way

Grover Beach, CA 93433

Hamasato Restaurant

Attn: Yoshi

230 E. Betteravia Rd. Ste. V

Santa Maria, CA 93455

Reflections A Digital Lab

Attn: Letitia Haynes

1333 State St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Niya Restaurant

Attn: Chef Eric

205 E. Clark Ave.

Orcutt, CA 93455

Virginia Hall

1414 S. Miller St., Ste. C

Santa Maria, CA 93454

Guadalupe Hardware Company

Attn: Steve and Rhonda

393 Guadalupe St.

Guadalupe, CA 93434

Home Motors

Attn: Mike McNulty and Mr. Rippy

1313 E. Main St.

Santa Maria, CA 93454

BMW of Santa Maria

Attn: Jerod Hurnblad & David Long

2150 S. College

Santa Maria, CA 93454

Muranaka Bonsai Nursery

Kanemi and George Muranaka

417 Pajaro Ln

Nipomo, CA

Trader Joe’s

1303 S. Bradley Rd.

Santa Maria, CA 93454

Masatani Market

Attn: Harry and Kim

771 Guadalupe St.

Guadalupe, CA 93434


1335 S. Bradley

Santa Maria, CA 93454

Brian’s Auto Body

Attn: Brian and Sally

750 Guadalupe St.

Guadalupe, CA 93434

Cal Coast Machinery

Attn: Brad

617 S. Blosser Rd.

Santa Maria, CA 93454


Attn: David LeRoy and Fredy Cortez

2175 S. Bradley Rd.

Santa Maria, CA 93455

Coca Cola

241 E. Roemer Way

Santa Maria, CA 93454


Attn: Dennis Marchant

550 S. Patterson

Santa Barbara, CA 93111


All the photos below taken by church friend, Mr. Keith Shiroma


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