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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Sakura Matsuri
Food & Shopping Fair

Celebrate Sakura Matsuri at the annual Food & Shopping Faire scheduled the second Sunday of March annually.  Enjoy a variety of foods including sesame chicken bento boxes, spam musubi, somen salad,tuna poke, teriyaki beef sandwiches, fried rice, and sweet treats.  Vendor booths with products, services, and handcrafted items will provide a fun shopping experience!  Proceeds benefit various sponsored and affiliated organizations of the Buddhist Church of Sacramento.

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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.