photo by Japanese American National Museum
March 2023 Shotsuki Hoyo Service is online
~ Special Presentation ~
Ever wonder about the history and symbolism behind Hinamatsuri?
Also known as Doll's Day or Girl's Day in Japan. Loren Miyasaki explains with a doll set generously donated to the temple from the Tokugawa Family.
In-person Services at Enmanji Temple
In-person services are held at the Enmanji Buddhist Temple on selected Sundays. Please refer to the monthly calendar on this website for the dates and time. All are welcome.
To attend an in-person service our Safety Committee has a few protocols that should be followed. Everyone who attends a service should have been Covid vaccinated. If you have not already presented your vax to us in the past please bring your card with you. Once you have presented your card you will no longer be asked to do so again. We will be keeping a list of individuals who have presented their vaccination information to us.
The service reservation requirement we once observed is no longer taking place. All attendees of our in-person services are to be masked.
Minister's Assistant George Thow explains the history of the hondo (main hall) and how it came to Sebastopol California in 1935 from Japan. view video
The Enmanji Buddhist Temple has an unusual beginning in that the Buddhist Sunday School and the affiliated Japanese Language School had their beginning in 1926, before the establishment of the temple itself.