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Hawaii’s bon dance season gets under way this week. Here’s where to go for festivals.



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Derrick Iwata, an education specialist at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, compiled the following list of Hawaii bon dance events. Among his sources: Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii 2013 Obon schedule; Michi Takemoto’s Bon Dance Schedule; Tsukikage Odori Kai 2013 Big Island Bon Dance Schedule; The Hawaii Herald. May 17, 2013.  Volume 34, No. 10; Hanashimashou. April – June 2013.  Volume VII, Issue 2; Kauai Buddhist Council Bon Dance Schedule 2013; Soto Mission of Hawaii calendar; and Hawaii Eisa Shingyuu Kai schedule. (Note: All listed phone numbers are within the 808 area code.)


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June 1 (Sat.): Hawaii State Library, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

June 1 (Sat.): Hawaii’s Plantation Village, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (677-0110)

June 21-21 (Fri./Sat.): Wahiawa Hongwanji, 7 p.m. (622-4320)

June 28-29 (Fri./Sat.): Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 6:30 p.m. (536-7044)

July 5-6 (Fri./Sat.): Moiliili Hongwanji, 6 p.m. (949-1659)

July 6 (Sat.): Kanehohe Higashi Hongwanji, 6:30 p.m. following 6 p.m. service (247-2661)

July 12-13 (Fri./Sat.): Koboji Shingon Mission, 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (841-7033)

July 12-13 (Fri./Sat.): Haleiwa Shingon Mission,  7:30 p.m. (637-4423)

July 12-13 (Fri./Sat.): Waipahu Hongwanji, 7 p.m.. (677-4221)

July 12-13 (Fri./Sat.): Rissho Kosei-kai Hawaii Kyokai, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (455-3212)

July 12-13 (Fri./Sat.): Shinshu Kyokai Mission, 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (973-0150)

July 20 (Sat.): Waianae Hongwanji, 7 p.m. (677-4221)

July 19-20 (Fri./Sat.): Jikoen Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, following 6 p.m. service (845-3422)

July 20-21 (Fri./Sat.): Wahiawa Ryusenji Soto Mission, 7:30 p.m. (622-1429)

July 26-27 (Fri./Sat.): Higashi Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 7:15 p.m. following 7 p.m. service (531-9088)

July 26-27 (Fri./Sat): Haleiwa Jodo Mission, 8 p.m. (637-4382)

Aug. 2-3 (Fri./Sat.): Palolo Higashi Hongwanji, 7 p.m. (732-1491)

Aug. 2-3 (Fri./Sat.): Waipahu Soto Zen Temple Taiyoji, 7 p.m. (671-3103)

Aug. 3 (Sat.): Wailaua Hongwaji, 7 p.m. following 6 p.m. service (637-4395)

Aug. 3 (Sat.): Princess Kaiulani Hotel Obon Festival, Time TBD

Aug. 9-10 (Fri./Sat.): Manoa Koganji, 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (988-4905)

Aug. 9-10 (Fri./Sat.): Shingon Shu Hawaii, 7 p.m – 11 p.m., following 6:30 p.m. service (941-5663)

Aug. 9-10 (Fri./Sat.): Pearl City Hongwanji, 7 p.m. following 5:45 p.m. service (455-1680)

Aug. 9-10 (Fri./Sat.): Soto Mission of Aiea-Taiheiji, 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (488-6794)

Aug. 16-17 (Fri./Sat.): Jodo Mission of Hawaii, 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. (949-3995)

Aug. 16-17 (Fri./Sat.): Mililani Hongwanji, 7 p.m. (625-0925)

Aug. 16-17 (Fri./Sat.): Soto Mission of Hawaii Betsuin Shoboji, p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (537-9409)

Aug. 23 (Fri.): Oahu Care Facility, TBA (973-1900)

Aug. 24 (Sat.) Kapahulu Senior Center, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (737-1748)

Aug. 24 (Sat.): Aiea Hongwanji, 7 p.m. (487-2626)

Aug. 24 (Sat.) Nichiren Mission of Hawaii, 5:30 p.m. (595-3517)

Aug. 31 (Sat.): Okinawan Festival, 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. (676-5400)

Sept. 21 (Sat.): Autumn Okinawa Dance Festival at Hawaii Okinawa Center, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. (676-5400)

 
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