2018 Toro Nagashi


The 40th annual Toro Nagashi Service and picnic was held on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at William Land Park in Sacramento, CA.  This year the service returned to the Boat Lake location, but this is the last time it will be referred to as the “Boat Lake”.  The Sacramento City Council is renaming the lake to the Mayor Ann Rudin Peace Pond.  The Temple was lucky to have Mayor Rudin, Vice Mayor Steve Hansen and the Rudin family attend a brief ceremony during our annual ritual.  Vice Mayor Hansen awarded Mayor Rudin with a Resolution and commemorative coin.  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 annual Obon Odori performance was held in conjunction with a performance by the Koyasan Taiko Group.  Click on a link to see other Toro-nagashi pictures: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, historical pictures.

2018 Toro Nagashi Service