Temple Mochitsuki, December 9, 2018


Temple News for November 2018


1. Our longtime temple member and friend, Mrs. Sally Sadako Mitani, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2018. She was 94 years old. The Mitani family will hold a private memorial service. We offer our deepest condolences to the Mitani and Oshita families.  




 2. On November 3, 2018, the Asian Cultural Experience (ACE) will hold their Annual Tri Tip Fundraiser. See flier for details.




 3. Calligraphy/craft class will be held on November 7 from 1:30 PM to 3 PM. This class is being taught by Mrs. Mihoko Dreyer in the gym conference room.




 4. On Sunday, November 11, 2018 Salinas BWA will have their annual Memorial Service honoring deceased BWA members. Guest speaker will be Rev. Orai Fujikawa, our former resident minister. We will be having potluck luncheon for Rev. and Mrs. Orai Fujikawa on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 12 PM. 




 5. On Saturday, November 17, 2018, there will be a Chinatown Block Party from 10 AM to 3 PM. Please see flier for details.




 6. Monterey Peninsula Buddhist Temple will show the famous movie, “Ikiru” directed by Akira Kurosawa on Friday, November 16, 2018, 7 PM. Please see last month’s newsletter for details.




 7. On December 9, 2018, we will have our Annual Mochitsuki. See flier for details. 




 8. 2019 Obon Poster Art Project:  Don Yoshimura is asking for artwork submissions for the 2019 Salinas Obon Festival. If you are an artist and have ideas, please contact Don Yoshimura directly, or email to btsalinas@gmail.com and we will forward your email to him. 


 2019年お盆祭りポスター作品プロジェクト:ドン・ヨシムラが2019年のサリナス盆踊りのためのお盆祭りポスター作品の提出を求めています。あなたがアーティストで良いアイデアを持っておられたら、Don Yoshimuraに直接連絡するか、btsalinas@gmail.comに電子メールで作品アイディアを送ってください。


 In Gassho,
Buddhist Temple of Salinas



Rev. & Mrs. Fujikawa visit to Salinas, November 10-11, 2018


Our former minister Rev. Fujikawa and Minako will be visiting Salinas in November.  Rev. Fujikawa will be the guest speaker at the BWA Memorial Service on November 11.

To welcome them, the Temple would like to have a potluck luncheon on Saturday, November 10 at 12:00 noon.  If you plan to attend, please bring a dish to share. This will give everyone a chance to visit with them.  

Please put this date on your calendar and plan to come and enjoy their visit. We are sure that Rev. & Minako will enjoy seeing all of you. 








2nd Annual Chinatown Block Party, November 17, 2018

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 

Location: Lake Alley  

Time: 10am - 3pm

Theme: Housing Starts in Chinatown

Purpose: The purpose of this event is to invite Chinatown residents, property owners, business owners, community members, and service providers to come together and celebrate the beginning of the revitalization of Chinatown and assist individuals experiencing homelessness to take the first step to housing. The City and New Harvest Christian Fellowship Church are hosting the 2nd Chinatown Block Party, which is scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10 am to 3:00 pm. The idea for this event evolved last year when City staff was in Chinatown on a Saturday and talk with a church group that was giving away food, clothing and hygiene items to homeless in Chinatown. With the great community participation at last year’s event and the MidPen and the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey housing project developments, Moon Gate Plaza and Hikari, the City is hosting the 2ndChinatown Block Party. The Chinatown Revitalization Plan will assist in making the neighborhood a place where there is economic growth and where families and the community will feel safe and welcomed. The event is free for all. There will be music, and food will be donated by New Harvest Church and other community organizations. Hope to you see there! 


このイベントの目的は、チャイナタウンの住人、土地所有者、事業主、コミュニティメンバー、サービスプロバイダーを集めて、チャイナタウンの活性化の始まりを祝い、ホームレスを経験している個人を支援して住宅への第一歩を踏み出すことです。市とNew Harvest Christian Fellowship教会は、2018年11月17日土曜日の午前10時から午後3時まで、第2回チャイナタウンブロックパーティーが開催されています。このイベントのアイデアは、昨年より進化しました、市職員がチャイナタウンに土曜日に行って、チャイナタウンのホームレスに食料、衣類、衛生品を渡していた教会グループと話をしました。昨年のイベントに参加したコミュニティーと、ミッドペン郡、モントレー郡住宅団体の住宅プロジェクト、ムーンゲートプラザ、ひかりの住民参加により、チャイナタウンは第2回チャイナタウンブロックパーティーを開催しています。チャイナタウン再生計画は、地域の経済を成長させ、家族や地域の方が安全で歓迎される為に役立ちます。イベントはすべて無料です。音楽があり、食べ物はNew Harvest Church教会と他の地域団体から寄付されます。よろしければご参加ください。



Asian Cultural Experience (ACE) Tri-Tip Take Out Dinner, November 3, 2018