Steveston Buddhist Temple
STEVESTON BUDDHIST TEMPLE OBON FESTIVAL.
The new completion date is Sunday, December 4, 2022 for two more events that they will use the funding for:
Keirokai on October 9, 2022 and the Bonenkai on December 4, 2022
The Obon Festival is an integral part of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism and is celebrated throughout Japan for centuries. At Steveston Temple it has been celebrated throughout its history. The event will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022. The day will begin with an Obon Service with a distinguished guest minister and various activities including children’s games, various Japanese foods and entertainment. Entertainment will include a Taiko presentation and a performance from a noted Odori dance group. The main attraction will be the Obon dancing for everyone. It attracts dancers from the Vancouver lower mainland. The Steveston Buddhist Temple Obon Festival attracts as many as 1000 people from Richmond and the lower mainland. Survivor members of the SBT and non member survivors in the community gather for the Obon Festival and look forward to this event. This is beneficial for survivors social and mental wellness. It offers survivors the opportunity to meet with friends and family while enjoying Japanese culture, tradition, entertainment and community support. It also offers an opportunity of intergenerational awareness, respect and gratitude.