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2015 Bon Odori Japanese Dance & Street Festival | SF

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Sunday, July 26, 2015 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Buddhist Church of San Francisco | 1881 Pine Street at Octavia, San Francisco. CA



77th Japanese Ginza Bazaar & Bon Dance | SF

2015 Bon Odori Japanese Dance & Street Festival | SF

The Ginza Bazaar is a 77 year old Japantown tradition offering two days of games, entertainment, Japanese food, bingo shopping, camaraderie, and more at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco.

The highlight of the weekend will be the traditional Japanese Bon Dancing at 1 pm on Sunday. Join in the Bon dancing on Octavia Street, led by dancers in colorful summer kimonos, as part of the annual Buddhist Obon or “gathering of joy,” a celebration of life and community. 

2015 Bon Odori Japanese Dance & Street Festival | SF77th Ginza Bazaar & Bon Odori
– Saturday, July 25, 2015 | 12:30-6 pm
– Sunday, July 26, 2015 | 11 am to 6 pm; Bon Odori from 1-3 pm
Buddhist Church of SF, 1881 Pine St, San Francisco
FREE

2015 Schedule

Saturday, July 25

  • 12:30 pm – GenRyu Arts Taiko Opening Performance (Octavia)
  • 12:45 pm – Opening Service for Ginza 77th (Octavia)
  • 1 pm – 77th Ginza Bazaar Officially Opens (BCSF Gym, Stuart Hall Downstairs)
    Silent Auction, Raffle, Bingo, Japanese Food Concessions, Children’s Games, & Booths
  • 1 pm – GenRyu Arts Taiko Performance (Octavia)
  • 1:30 – 2 pm – Na Mele O Kaleo Ukelele Troupe (Octavia)
  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm – Bon Odori Dance Practice (Octavia) – Last chance to learn the dances
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm – Ikebana Demonstration – Nobu Kurashige (Stuart Hall Courtyard)
  • 3:30 – 4 pm – San Francisco Kendo Dojo Demonstration (Stuart Hall Downstairs)
  • 3:30 – 5 pm – Accu-Pressure (BCSF Gym – Boy Scouts Room)
  • 4:30 – 4:45 pm – Ke ‘Olu Makani O Mauna Loa San Francisco – Hula Halau (BCSF Gym)
  • 4:45 pm – BCSF Hondo Tour (BCSF Hondo)
  • 5 – 5:30 pm – Metta Service (BCSF Hondo)
  • 5:30 – 5:45 pm – Super Bingo (BCSF Gym)
  • 6 pm – Close

2015 Bon Odori Japanese Dance & Street Festival | SFSunday, July 27

  • 11 am- 77th Ginza Bazaar Opens (BCSF Gym, Stuart Hall Downstairs)
    Silent Auction, Raffle, Bingo, Japanese Food Concessions, Children’s Games, & Booths
  • 11 am to 6 pm – Photo Booth (BCSF Gym, Stuart Hall Downstairs)
  • 12 – 5 pm – Accu-Pressure Booth (BCSF Gym – Boy Scouts Room)
  • 12:30 – 1 pm – Jiten Daiko – BCSF Taiko (Octavia)
  • 1-3 pm – Bon Odori & Ensohza Japanese Folk Music Ensemble (Octavia)
  • 2 – 2:15 pm – BCSF Kids Taiko (Octavia)
  • 4 – 4:30 pm – BCSF Hondo Tour (BCSF Hondo)
  • 5 pm – Silent Auction Closes (BCSF Gym)
  • 5-6 pm – Super Bingo (BCSF Gym)
  • 5:30 pm – BCSF Raffle & BWA Raffle (BCSF Gym)
  • 6 pm – Close

2015 Bon Odori Japanese Dance & Street Festival | SF

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Bon Odori | 77th Japanese Ginza Bazaar & Bon Dance | SF

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE

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Address: 1881 Pine Street at Octavia, San Francisco. CA

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