2016 Toro Nagashi


The 38th annual Toro Nagashi Service and picnic was held on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at William Land Park in Sacramento, CA.  This year the service was held at the Duck Pond because the usual Boat Lake location was being drained and cleaned.  Commemorative lanterns, hand-painted by the Hatsubon families and Temple members, honoring recently deceased members were floated.  In addition to the potluck picnic, the Temple’s first Obon Odori performance was held in conjunction with a performance by the Koyasan Taiko Group.  One of the dances was an original created by the Taiko Group (music written by Kaori Sakauye and dance created by Sharon Araki). Click on a link to see other Toro-nagashi pictures:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, historical pictures.

2016 Toro Nagashi Service

Click on the link to view a video of the dancers and Taiko drummers performing Hana Mi, an original song and dance created by the Taiko Group.

Click on the link to view a video of the Taiko Group performing Idomi No Toki, a energetic and fantastic piece!