2016 Bon Dance Schedule

Memorial Day services on May 30 are a reminder that the summer Obon season is just around the corner — time to pull out your favorite yukata or kimono or hapi coat. Obon is...

Upcoming Bon Dances

Hawaii bon dance full schedule available here. BIG ISLAND • June 21: Papaikou Hongwanji, 7 p.m. • June 28: Honomu Hongwanji, 7 p.m. • July 4-5: Puna Hongwanji, following 6 p.m. service • July 5: Kohala...
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Rissho Kosei-Kai Buddhist Church Of Hawaii Bon Dance

WHO/WHAT: The Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Church of Hawaii’s bon dance will also feature food booths, games, a rummage sale and music provided by Young Okinawans of Hawaii. WHEN/WHERE: Friday and Saturday, July 10-11, from 6-9:30...
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2019 Bon Dance Schedule

BIG ISLAND June 7 (Sat.): Obon Festival at Keauhou Shopping Center (Kona Hongwanji), 6 p.m.; food booths available (78-6831 Ali‘i Dr., 323-2993) June 15 (Sat.): Honomu Henjyoji Mission, 7 p.m.; Hatsubon and Obon service at 5...

Bon Dances Start This Weekend!

BIG ISLAND • June 4 (Sat.): Hawaii Japanese Center, Noon (751 Kanoelehua Ave., 934-9611) • June 11 (Sat.): Honomu Henjyoji Mission, 7 p.m.; Hatsubon and Obon service at 5 p.m. (28-1668 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., 963-6308) KAUA‘I • June 3-4...
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2018 Bon Dance Schedule

BIG ISLAND June 9 (Sat.): Obon Festival at Keauhou Shopping Center (Kona Hongwanji), 6 p.m.; food booths available. (78-6831 Ali‘i Dr., 323-2993) June 16 (Sat.): Honomu Henjyoji Mission, 7 p.m.; Hatsubon and Obon service at 5 p.m. (28-1668 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., 963-6308) June 23 (Sat.): Papaikou Hongwanji, 7 p.m., following 6 p.m. service (27-378 Old....
Jane Heit has a busy summer ahead, attending nearly all of the Big Island’s bon dances. She’s also squeezing in a quick trip to Japan in August to take in several summer festivals.

Lead Story – The Big Island Bon Dance Queen

Jane Heit and Tsukikage Odorikai are Helping to Re-energize Big Island Bon Dances Arnold Hiura Special to The Hawai‘i Herald A persistent rain dampened the start of the bon dance at the Honomu Henjoji temple on June 15 — and no amount of prayerful looks at the darkening sky would make it go away. Led....
Diehard bon dance enthusiasts got an early start on the evening, dancing to recorded music before the sun had set and the live musicians had arrived.

In Our Community – Haleiwa Jodo Mission Obon Festival

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Bon Dance Season Comes to a Close

Labor Day weekend marks not only the end of summer, but also the close of Hawai‘i’s obon and bon dance season for the year. But, there are still three more festivals that you can...
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Community Focus – Bon Dances Schedule Corrections

The following are corrections to the Bon dance schedule that was published in the May 18, 2018, edition of The Hawai‘i Herald. We apologize for any inconvenience the errors may have caused. BIG ISLAND • July 21 (Sat.): Honokaa Hongwanji bon dance will begin at 7 p.m., following the 5:30 obon service.

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