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Traditional Ginza Bazaar, Saturday, July 23, noon-8:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 24, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco, 1881 Pine St. at Octavia, free admission

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 21:23:00
Article by:
Laurie MacDougall
This annual community celebration offers two days of games, entertainment, Japanese food, bingo, and other engaging activities for the entire family. The highlight every year is the Bon Odori dancing (or Japanese street folk dancing), which this year will take place on July 24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Octavia Street between Bush and Pine Streets, which will be closed for community dancing. The dance will be 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 join in the Bon dance, which is a kind of Japanese line dance that’s easy to learn.
    

 
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