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2014 Bazaar Flyer

Eat and shop at Tacoma Buddhist Temple bazaar on Nov. 2, 2014

Come early before your favorites sell out

Enjoy Japanese foods and browse through an Asian-themed rummage sale at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple Fall Food and Craft Bazaar on Sunday, Nov. 2.

This year’s food offerings will feature a mix of crowd favorites, like rice curry and mochi (sweet rice) pastries, and a selection of new items. Diners can eat at the temple or get meals to go.

Besides lunch, the bazaar will include a bake sale and a local artwork exhibit and sale. The rummage sale will include dishware, crafts and décor, many of them Asian-themed.

Temple dogs, Spam musubi and more

The bazaar has been a popular community event in Tacoma for decades. Making a first appearance on this year’s bazaar menu are temple dogs, a Japanese twist on the hot dog, featuring bratwurst, grilled onions, Havarti cheese, nori (seaweed), Japanese mayonnaise and teriyaki sauce, all on a bratwurst bun.

Other new foods include unagi (broiled eel) rice bowls and edamame (green soy bean) rice bowls, both with pickled vegetables.

Visitors can also look forward to the return of these items: rice curry, udon noodles, chicken teriyaki, beef kabobs, veggie kabobs, Spam musubi (rice cakes), pies, mochi (sweet rice) pastries, and mochi ice cream.

This year’s bazaar co-chairs are June Akita and David Yotsuuye.

Fall Food and Craft Bazaar

Where: Tacoma Buddhist Temple, 1717 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, Wash. 98402

When: Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: Free


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


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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.

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