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Palo Alto Buddhist temple to host Obon Festival

Original post made on Aug 1, 2013

Eimi Okano and Jeanette Arakawa and hundreds of other volunteers are busily working at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple on Louis Road, putting together the final touches on food and decorations. Yesterday, the focus was on udon and soba noodles. Soon, they will be preparing their specialty: teriyaki chicken.

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Posted by Obon Fan
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 1, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Please see the following for the festival's full schedule of events: Web Link


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Posted by LaurieN
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Aug 2, 2013 at 11:36 am

Louis Rd is pretty long. For those who haven't been to the temple before, here's the address:

2751 Louis Road, Palo Alto,CA 94303


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Posted by parent
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 2, 2013 at 11:56 am

Sounds like a fun event. Thanks for posting this article.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 3, 2013 at 9:56 pm

The Buddhist Temple is near Oregon Expressway on Louis Rd. It's around the corner from Ohlone Elementary.

If you're looking to boost your child's self-esteem, it's not too difficult to win a goldfish at the ping-pong in cup game booth.


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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 4, 2013 at 2:59 am

We checked out this festival tonight. It was fun and cute. Nice bonzai trees which I always love to see. Quaint booths with games. Trinkets and things to buy at low prices. It was a fun stroll and there is quite a bit of food too. Also a live band was playing some Credence Clearwater Revival when we got there - but not sure how that relates to Buddhism, but it was fun. I recommend it for your karma! ;-)


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