Bon Odori festival over for another year

It’s all over but the great memories.

To those who attended our 87th Bon Odori Festival, danced until dark, enjoyed delicious food and spent time appreciating Japanese culture from judo to ikebana to a bit of World War II history, we thank you.

To hundreds of volunteers — temple members past and present and their families and friends, and friends of friends — another thank you.  You planned for months ahead of the event, helped with set up, cooking, procuring food and equipment, leading dances, taiko, selling merchandise, AV, security, accounting, emceeing, sharing information with guests about the temple and Buddhism, the many displays, and, lastly, clean up.  All your efforts led to the best Bon Odori ever.


Rev. Kusunoki and Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple