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Traditional Ginza Bazaar, July 25, noon-8:00 p.m., and July 26, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco, 1881 Pine St. at Octavia, free admission

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:35:00
Article by:
Laurie MacDougall
This annual community celebration offers two days of games, entertainment, Japanese food, bingo, and other activities for the family. The highlight every year is the Bon dancing, which this year will take place on Sunday, July 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Octavia Street, led by dancers in colorful summer kimonos, as part of the annual Buddhist Obon, or “gathering of joy,” a celebration of life and community. Everyone is welcome to participate in the Bon dancing, which is a kind of Japanese line dancing, and easy to learn. You can learn how to do this dance by attending a Bon Odori dance practice, held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in July, at 7 p.m. at the Buddhist Church. Use the Octavia Street entrance.
 
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