2016 Obon Festival
It was a perfect day of fun, dancing and
entertainment to express our gratitude to and remembrance and honoring of our deceased ancestors, friends and other loved ones!
Thank you to all who traveled from near and far to dance, share, and celebrate the day with us. Visit the Obon Photos page for more photos.
Special words of gratitude and appreciation to:
Dance Instructors: Roberta and Morgan Cook, Melanie Fujii and Doreen Sasaki
Performers: Hula dancers Natalie Holdren and friends; Boby Nyosui Sedivy, Shakuhachi Flute Monk; The Cultural School: Aikido & Judo; Togen Daiko
Exhbitors: Bonsai Club of Santa Barbara, Jodi Miles; Reverend Masanori Watanabe
Artists: Erica Parks, face painting artist; Shoji Yamada, Origami specialist; Morgan Cook and Kanako Fukase, signs & flyer makers
Supporters: Union Bank, Nikka Market, Santa Barbara Kendo Dojo, Evelyn Motoyama, The Ino Family, The Muneno Family, First United Methodist Church, our vendors and our other generous supporters.
Affirmation Ceremony photos are here!
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