It’s almost Obon season! Get your 2012 bon dance issue now!

Bon dance season is right around the corner and this issue of the Herald has the statewide schedule for this popular local tradition. Also, find out how Hawaiian Airlines' new daily direct flight...
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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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2017 Bon Dance Schedule / continued …

O‘AHU June 3 (Sat.): Hawaii’s Plantation Village, 5:45 p.m., following 5:30 p.m. blessing; food booths/food trucks, shave ice truck, craft vendors and baked goods booths available from 4:30 p.m. (94-695 Waipahu St., 677-0110) June 17 (Sat.): Ewa Hongwanji, 7 p.m., following 6 p.m. service; food booths available (91-1133 Renton Rd., 681-5222) June 23-24 (Fri./Sat.): Honpa....
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2017 Bon Dance Schedule

BIG ISLAND June 10 (Sat.): Honomu Henjyoji Mission, 7 p.m.; Hatsubon and Obon service at 5 p.m. (28-1668 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., 963-6308) June 10 (Sat.): Obon Festival at Keauhou Shopping Center (Kona Hongwanji), 6 p.m.; food booths available (78-6831 Ali‘i Dr., 323-2993) June 17 (Sat.): Papaikou Hongwanji, 7 p.m., following 6 p.m. service (27-378 Old....
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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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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...

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...

Bon Dance and Obon Service Schedule 2015

BIG ISLAND June 13 (Sat.): Obon Festival at Keauhou Shopping Center (Kona Hongwanji), 6 p.m. (323-2993) June 13 (Sat.): Honomu Henjyoji Mission, 7 p.m.; Hatsubon and Obon service at 5 p.m. (963-6308) June 20 (Sat.): Papaikou Hongwanji,...

2014 bon dance schedule now available

Click Here to see the schedule. Obon season is soon approaching and time to get your happi coats, haori and yukata out of the closet! Bon dance schedules, as well as obon services are listed...

Bon Dance

S. Sanae Imada Vol. 1, No. 5, July 18, 1980 Colorful Japanese lanterns, chochin, swing in the intermittent breeze and light the warm night with their gentle glow. The rhythmic beats of a large drum punctuate...

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