PABT OBON 2021

We are not able to have our Obon Festival this year, but we can still experience the joy of the season.  Obon is the season to reflect on our ancestors and their efforts to make our lives special.  We continue to celebrate the festival season albeit virtually.  

 

On this page you will find Obon messages from our resident minister, Rev Dean Koyama as well as our temple president, Eric Quock.  Also included are a couple of photo collections of past Obon festivals.  Lastly you will find a performance by Taiko Soba.  Enjoy!

MINISTER'S MESSAGE

An Obon message from Reverend Dean Koyama.  Reverend Koyama has been the resident minster at Palo Alto since 2013.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

A welcome message from Eric Quock, President of the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple.  This is Eric’s first year of his presidency and is a constant fixture at the temple.

OBON 2021 PHOTO COMPILATION

A photo montage of past Palo Alto Buddhist Temple Obon Festivals featuring Kelsi Kobara on piano.  Enjoy the photos of past PABT Obon Festivals.  Do you recognize anyone?

UNABRIDGED PHOTO COMPILATION

An “unabridged” photo montage of past Palo Alto Buddhist Temple Obon Festivals.  This one is a bit longer but features photos that date back several decades.

TAIKO

Taiko Soba is an adult taiko group affiliated with the PABT Dharma School.

TAIKO SOBA 2019 PERFORMANCE