From Rob Kadota comes this info on two Japanese events. Disclaimer: We are listing them as cultural events even though they have a religious aspect – “Ever been to one of our local Obon Festivals? They’re happening this weekend and next weekend in Pacific/West LA area. I highly recommend you check one out. It’s a great community event and all are welcome.”
http://westlosangelesbuddhisttemple.org/activities/obon-festival-at-west-los-angeles-buddhist-temple Saturday, July 13, 4-10pm & Sunday, July 14, 3-9pm. West LA Taiko Performs at 5pm Sat and 4pm Sun.
Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon is Saturday July 27th and 28th at 12371 Braddock Drive Culver City, California 90230
Here’s a brief explanation of “What is Obon?”