Obon Festival in Oxnard

Photos by BOBBY CURTIS/Acorn Newspapers

  • David Raza of Oxnard performs the Lion Dance during the Obon Festival at the Oxnard Buddhist Temple Saturday, July 8.

  • Mitchell Horiuchi, 12, of Ventura learns to play the Taiko drums during the Obon Festival at the Oxnard Buddhist Temple Saturday, July 8.

  • David Raza of Oxnard performs with his group, Togen Daiko, during the Obon Festival at the Oxnard Buddhist Temple Saturday, July 8.

  • From left, Oxnard residents David Raza and Chris Louis won third and second place, respectively, during the cosplay contest at the Obon Festival at the Oxnard Buddhist Temple Saturday, July 8.

  • Sara Bland of Oxnard walks with her son Yevs, 1, during the Obon Festival at the Oxnard Buddhist Temple Saturday, July 8.

  • Chizumi Pond of Newbury Park performs with her group, Togen Daiko, during the Obon Festival at the Oxnard Buddhist Temple Saturday, July 8.

  • Primo Ryuichi Grefe, 22 months, of Moorpark eats a red bean paste filled pastry during the Obon Festival at the Oxnard Buddhist Temple Saturday, July 8.

  • Presley Kayo Yamamoto, 3, of Camarillo wears a Yukata during the Obon Festival at the Oxnard Buddhist Temple Saturday, July 8.