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The Florin Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is one of the oldest and most active local community organizations involved in teaching cross-cultural understanding and promoting civil rights of all people. More
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FLORIN JACL - Sacramento valley chapter EVENTS
Date: Tuesday,July 11th
Event: Florin Obon Dance workshop
Location: Buddhist Church of Florin
Time: 5:30 pm - 7 pm, dance practice follows
Address: Multi-Purpose Room, 7235 Pritchard Rd., Sacramento, CA
Admission Price: Donation
Contact: Jenny Takahashi
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Event Co-Chairs: Jenny Takahashi, Jennifer Kubo
Event Description: Fun for All at Florin’s Obon Dance Workshop July 11th 5:30- 7 pm (RSVP). A fun, festive, flavorful time awaits you at the Florin Obon, the #1 cultural and social celebration of family and friends of the Japanese American and Buddhist community. Join us! Florin Obon Dance Workshop: Kick the fun off by enjoying the 9th annual Florin Obon Dance Workshop Tuesday, July 11th 5:30-7 pm starting with tasty refreshments of hot dogs, rice balls (musubi), and salads brought by volunteers and then 6pm dance workshop. This fun event is jointly sponsored by the Buddhist Church of Florin (BCF) and the Florin Japanese American Citizens League (Florin JACL-Sacramento Valley). Donations welcome to cover refreshments. Please RSVP now so we can get a count of people. This Obon Dance Workshop is a cool community event for families, youth, and everyone - an especially nice intro to those newer to Obon. Come out July 11th and bring your friends, kids, nieces, nephews, and grandkids. For experienced Obon dancers, this workshop is also a great way to get into the Obon dance practices coordinated by Judie Miyao leading up to the July 15th Florin Obon Festival. Past Florin JACL President Cheryl Miles, an expert Hanayagi classical Japanese dance instructor and Florin Obon dance leader will be guiding the workshop, along with Florin Buddhist Sensei Tadao Koyama providing background. Cheryl will explain and demonstrate several dances, plus give you a chance to jump in and participate. All backgrounds, ages, and faiths invited. Please RSVP now so we can get a good count of folks coming.
Obon is a Buddhist festival that celebrates, through music and dance, people’s gratitude for family and friends who have passed before and takes place in dozens of cities across the U.S. attracting thousands of people. Check out the meaning of Obon, learn about Obon clothing / equipment, get dance tips, join in a folk dance practice, and enjoy refreshments.
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- 2016-06-22 SALAM Interfaith Award to Florin JACL
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- 2015-10-30 - Help WWII Tule Lake Teacher Find Her 4th Grade Students
- 2015-08-22 - 4th Annual Elk Grove Multicultural Festival
- 2015-01-17 - Ronin Shimizu Florin JACL Article
- 2015-07-01 - Response to Complaint Letter to Back Alley Bowl
- 2015-07-01 - Bishop's Back Alley Bowl backs out of meeting
- 2015-05-13 - Complaint Letter to Back Alley Bowl
- 2015-04-24 - Florin JACL's 10th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage