Announcements for June 2019

2019 Calendar Update - The 2019 calendar has been updated to reflect some changes.  Click on the link to view the updated pdf document

Pancake Breakfast - The Temple will hold its Summer Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This time the Temple will be selling apple, apple-blueberry and lemon meringue mini pies (5” diameter, $6 each) along with the Fujinkai’s chirashi-zushi and spam musubi.  Enjoy a delicious breakfast with us!  Please bring your family and friends to this worthy fundraiser.

Aoba Matsuri Service - The Aoba Matsuri Service, to celebrate the birth of Kobo Daishi, will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019.  (The June monthly service is scheduled for the second Sunday of the month so as not to conflict with the Father’s Day Holiday.)  The Service will begin at 1:30 p.m.  Birthday cake will be served right after the service.

Obon Odori Practice CANCELLED - The obon odori practice in the Temple’s Social Hall following the Aoba Matsuri Service has been cancelled.  See below if you wish to view the instructional videos.

Odori Dance Steps Videos - If you participated in last year’s Obon Odori performances but feel you need some refresher instruction, videos of the odori dance steps are on video. Mrs. Toshiye Kawamura and some of her dancers from the Sakura Minyo Dokokai perform these dances.  The videos are located on the OTHER ACTIVITIES page. 

June Goeika Practice CANCELLED - Due to a scheduling conflict (Rev. Iwasawa conducting service at the Wakamatsu Fest 150), the June 8, 2019 Goeika practice has been cancelled.

Evening Meditation Session - The June session is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2019, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Temple sanctuary. 

ACC Nursing Home Visitation - A visitation and service by Rev. Iwasawa at the ACC Nursing Home (7801 Rush River Dr., Sacramento, CA  95831) is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, 2019, starting at 11:00 a.m.

June Fujinkai Workshop CANCELLED - The Fujinkai’s June workshop has been cancelled.  We hope to have a workshop in July on Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., in the Temple’s social hall.  There is no charge for the workshop, so everyone is invited to attend.  And the Fujinkai serves tasty refreshments!

Special Prayer Service - If you were unable to attend the April service, a second Fudo-Myo-o Special Prayer Service, for car blessing and safe driving, is scheduled for Sunday, June 23, 2019, starting at 1:30 p.m.  The registration fee is $20.00/vehicle for members and $25.00/vehicle for nonmembers.  Click on the links to view the flyer and application form.  Those who register will have a special prayer performed by our minister and will receive a personalized talisman (omamori).  In order to create the personalized omamori, please submit your service application form to the Temple by Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

2019 Inter-religious Memorial Day Service - The Temple participates and helps coordinate the annual Inter-religious Memorial Day Service which is sponsored by the Sacramento JACL. The service is held at the Nikkei Pioneer Monument located in Sacramento’s Odd Fellows Cemetery.  The monument was dedicated in 1971 and this year marks the 47th anniversary of this multi-faith service.  The service is held on Memorial Day every year, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and is open to the public.  Click on the link to view pictures from this year’s service.

May 2019 Newsletter - The May 2019 Newsletter is available for viewing on the website.  Click on the link to view the pdf document

Taiko Group Performance Schedule for 2019 - The schedule for Taiko Group performances for 2019 is now available for viewing.  Click on the link to view their page.

New Ojuzu - Three new ojuzu are now available for purchase.  They are bracelet types with a picture of Kannon Bosatsu in the large bead.  The colors are:  jade green, clear with gold flecks and light blue.  The donation price is $10.00 each.  Click on the link to view a picture of them.

Trying to find a form?  Most Temple event forms are available under the “Calendar” link above.  Go to the current year and then the month the event will be happening.  Links to the forms are there by the date of the event.  Links are disabled after the event has passed.  Membership forms are under the “Membership” link above.

Parking Restrictions Around the Temple - The City of Sacramento is enforcing parking restrictions in the area around the Temple.  Sundays and holidays are still exempt, but this will impact any Temple activities during the week and on Saturdays.  The owner of the CalFire lot across the street is graciously allowing Temple members and guests to park in the CalFire lot and alley spaces on the weekends and after business hours (after 5:00 pm).  More information with a grid map is available at the City of Sacramento website: