Annual Events

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72nd Annual Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar

72nd Annual Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar
Two-Day Festival - 8/11 and 8/12 - 11 am - 8 pm

Our Annual Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar is always held on the 2nd FULL WEEKEND of August.  Each year, this event is a huge success and the funds raised go to support our temple activities all year long. The words “Thank You” are not enough to express our gratitude to the Greater Sacramento community for their patronage over the past 70 years. It is through the continued support of our families, friends and visitors, as well as hundreds of dedicated volunteers, that enable us to keep this longstanding tradition alive as a highlight of the summer!

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Obon

The word ‘Matsuri’ or ‘Festival’ literally means worshipping gods or ancestral spirits. Festivals were usually annual events to bless the cultivation of rice and the health of the community. In order to enliven the celebrations, there were performances of traditional dances and musical instruments.