Annual Bon Odori Festival
Please join us for our annual Bon Odori Japanese Folk Dance Festival on Saturday, August 2, from 5pm to 9pm. You can sample some traditional Japanese food items at the food booth, enjoy Taiko drum performances, and dance traditional Japanese folk dances.
Download a flyer here.
The Tacoma Buddhist Temple belongs to the Jodo Shinshu Nishi Hongwanji tradition of Buddhism. Our national organization is the Buddhist Churches of America, headquartered in San Francisco, California.
We are located at: 1717 South Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Our minister is Rev. Kojo Kakihara. He was at Los Angeles Betsuin for 2½ years before being assigned to the Tacoma temple in 2010. He is originally from Onomichi in Hiroshima-ken. Onomichi is a port town which has many temples. His home temple, Eisho-ji, has a 500 year history.
Rev. Kakihara graduated from the Kobe City University of Foreign Languages majoring in International Relations. During his senior year he spent eight months in a study abroad program in London, England.
Join us for Sunday services at 10am. Be sure to check the calendar for changes to the schedule.
Please see Lynrae Hubbell, Crystal Inge, or Mike Shiogi to become a member of the temple. Once you have joined or have any questions, an orientation class will be offered. You can also down load the membership application and pledge form here.