Teen Leads OCBC’s Obon at Home as Tribute to Dad

Updated: Oct 27, 2020

By Jon Kawamoto


Wheel of Dharma

Katie Ikemoto’s idea for the Orange County Buddhist Church’s Obon at

Home stemmed from the family’s old Obon tapes.

“We got to laugh at our young selves winging the moves and seeing my

youngest sister running around,” said Katie, 17, a student at Yorba Linda

High School. Katie, her mother, Teiko, and her two sisters shared laughs