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....

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...

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...
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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...

Final Bon Dances of 2014

The 2014 bon dance season is nearing its end. If you haven’t been to a bon dance yet, or want to get your “fix” before the season ends, here are your last few opportunities. BIG...
Photo of Higashi Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin.

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....
Hawaii Eisa Shinyu Kai taiko drummers in full swing.

Community – Bon Dance Season Kicks Off in Waipahu

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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...

Bon Dance Special in stores now

Summertime is right around the corner and that means one thing: Bon Dance season. Be sure to head to the newsstands to get updated on all the temple schedules and happenings . . . Former...

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