Thursday, July 8, 2010

July Volunteer Event - MVBT Obon Festival, 7/18/10


Come celebrate obon season with Nakayoshi by volunteering with us on Sunday, July 18th at Mountian View Buddhist Temple's obon festival! Nakayoshi will be working 2-hour shifts from noon to 6pm to help man food and game booths at the festival. Let us know which shift you prefer (noon-2pm, 2pm-4pm, 4pm-6pm) when you sign up! Please sign up no later than Wednesday, July 14th by e-mailing us at nakayoshi.ncwnp@gmail.com or on our Facebook event invitation at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136916066336313.

We'll be hanging out and enjoying all the good food and fun at the festival before and after our volunteer shifts. For those of you unfamiliar with obon, obon is an annual Buddhist holiday to honor one's departed ancestors. Many Japanese Buddhist temples hold a festival in conjunction with this holiday, which are often one of the biggest local community events of the year. Mountain View Buddhist Temple holds one of the largest obons in the Bay Area, which will include lots of great food, game and drink booths, as well as an optional Buddhist religious service and will culminate in a traditional obon dance (bon-dori) open to anyone to participate in. Obons are also a fun opportunity to come out dressed in more traditional Japanese dress, so come out sporting your yukata or hapi-coats if you have them!

More information on the temple and obon at: http://www.mvbuddhisttemple.org/

Also, if any of you in the South Bay are available during the week, the temple could also use volunteers on the evenings of Wednesday, July 14th and Friday, July 16th to help prepare the teriyaki chicken and beef to be sold during the obon festival. Contact Ron Murata at remurata@comcast.net if you are available during the week.


What: Volunteering at Mountain View Buddhist Temple Obon Festival
Date: Sunday, July 18, 2010
Time: 2-hour volunteer shifts (noon-2pm, 2pm-4pm, 4pm-6pm)
Location: Mountain View Buddhist Temple, 575 North Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA
RSVP on Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136916066336313&ref=mf