The festival and bazaar, which is the major fund-raiser for the Berkeley Buddhist Temple, will be held from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, May 22, and from 12 noon-7 p.m. Sunday, May 23. The temple is located at 2121 Channing Way. The entertainment will be held Sunday.

The bazaar will feature a variety of Japanese and Hawaiian food, including teriyaki chicken, sushi, udon noodles, Japanese curry rice, teriyaki steak, spam musubi and loco moco and California fare such as hamburgers and Portobello mushroom burgers. The event will also include a silent auction, arts and crafts, games for children, homemade baked goods, fresh flowers and garden plants for sale, as well as Buddhist literature. Parking is available at the nearby Brower Center lot on Kittridge Street between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue and the UC Berkeley lot at Bancroft Avenue, Fulton Street and Durant Avenue. The temple is located five blocks south of the downtown Berkeley BART station.


A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Japanese American Services of the East Bay, Inc. (JASEB) Nutrition Program. JASEB provides assistance and services for seniors and their families in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. JASEB operates a senior center and lunch program, provides information, assistance and case management services.