2017 Bon Dance Calendar
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2017 Bon Dance Calendar

  • ILLUSTRATION BY KIP AOKI / KAOKI@STARADVERTISER.COM

The summer Obon season perpetuates the Buddhist tradition of commemorating family ancestors during the Festival of Lanterns.

In Hawaii, bon dances have become a cultural event with food, activities, vendors and traditional Japanese dancing open to the entire community.

Below is a list of upcoming Obon season events compiled by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser with additional information provided by Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, Soto Mission and Kauai Buddhist Council.

OAHU

>> Ewa Hongwanji Mission: June 17, 7-10 p.m., 91-1133 Renton Road; food booths open 5:30 p.m., with service at 6 p.m. Call 542-1770.

>> Bon dance lesson: June 18, 1:30 p.m., Kaneohe Public Library, children’s section. Presented by Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Call 233-5676.

>> Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin: June 23-24, 6 p.m., 1727 Pali Highway. Call 536-7044 or visit hawaiibetsuin.org.

>> Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission: June 23-24, 7 p.m., 1067 California Ave. Call 622-4320.

>> Moiliili Hongwanji Mission: June 30-July 1 (as part of the Moiliili Summer Fest), 5-10 p.m., 1100 University Ave. (old Varsity Theatre parking lot), with food and keiki activities. Parking at Shinnyo-En Hawaii on June 30 for a fee. Visit moiliilihongwanji.org.

>> Sixth annual Moiliili Summer Fest: July 1, 5-10 p.m., with food, keiki games, cultural activities, live entertainment, pop-up shops and more. Coyne Street between University Avenue and Kaialiu Street will be closed. Free parking at UH-Manoa with shuttle service from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Visit moiliilisummerfest.com.

>> Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji: July 1, 6:30 p.m., 45-520 Keaahala Road; service at 6 p.m. Call 247-2661.

>> Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Church of Hawaii: July 7-8, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 2280 Auhuhu St., Pearl City; food booths open 6 p.m., with rummage sale, keiki games and more. Call 455-3212.

>> Koboji Shingon Mission: July 7-8, 7 p.m., 1223B N. School St. Parking at Damien Memorial School. Call 841-7033.

>> Shinshu Kyokai Mission: July 7-8, 7-10:30 p.m., 1631 S. Beretania St.; services at 6:30 p.m. both nights. Call 973-0150.

>> Haleiwa Shingon Mission: July 7-8, 7:30-10:30 p.m., 66-469 Paalaa Road; Great Stupa services 6-8:30 p.m. with food booths from 5 p.m. both nights. Call 637-4423.

>> Waipahu Hongwanji Mission: July 8, 7 p.m., 94-821 Kuhaulua St. Call 677-4221.

>> Seicho-No-Ie Hawaii: July 9, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Jisso Center, 47-451 Hui Aeko Place, Kaneohe; service 9:30-11:15 a.m., followed by lunch. Call 537-6965.

>> Jikoen Hongwanji Mission: July 14, 6-9:30 p.m., and July 15, 5:30-9:30 p.m., 1731 N. School St. (corner at Likelike Highway), with food, keiki games and more. Free parking at Kapalama Elementary School. Call 845-3422 or email jikoen.info@gmail.com.

>> Higashi Hongwanji Betsuin: July 14-15, 7 p.m., 1685 Alaneo St.; services at 6:30 p.m. both nights. Call 531-9088.

>> Haleiwa Jodo Mission: July 14-15, 8 p.m., 66-279A Haleiwa Road with toba services 6:30 p.m. both nights and toro nagashi (floating lantern ceremony), 9 p.m. July 15. Call 637-4382.

>> Wahiawa Ryusenji Soto Mission: July 21-22, 7-10 p.m., 164 California Ave., with Okinawan bon dance 8:30 p.m. July 22. Call 622-1429.

>> Kailua Hongwanji Mission: July 22, 7 p.m., 268A Kuulei Road. Call 262-4560.

>> Waianae Hongwanji Mission: July 22, 7 p.m., 85-762 Old Government Road. Call 677-4221.

>> Palolo Hongwanji: July 28-29, 6:30 p.m., 1641 Palolo Ave., with services at 6 p.m., food booths and crafts. Call 732-1491.

>> Koganji Temple: Aug. 4-5, 5-10 p.m., 2869 Oahu Ave., Manoa; food booths and Country Store open 5 p.m. and Ryusei Taiko performs 8:30 p.m. both nights. Children’s lantern parade at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 4. Call 732-0446.

>> Waipahu Soto Zen Temple Taiyoji: Aug. 4-5, 7-10 p.m., 94-413 Waipahu St., with Okinawan bon dance 8:30-9:15 p.m. Aug. 5. Call 671-3103.

>> Valley of the Temples Memorial Park: Aug. 5, Byodo-in Temple, 47-200 Kahekili Highway, with floating lantern ceremony; time to be announced. Call 239-8811.

>> Waialua Hongwanji Mission: Aug. 5, 7 p.m., 67-313 Kealohanui St.; service at 6 p.m. Call 637-4395.

>> Shingon Shu Hawaii: Aug. 11-12, 6:30-10 p.m., 915 Sheridan St. Free parking at HMSA building after 5 p.m. Call 941-5663.

>> Pearl City Hongwanji Mission: Aug. 11-12, 7-10 p.m., 858 2nd St.; food booths and country store open 5:30 p.m. both nights with Hatsubon service 5:45 p.m. Aug. 12. Call 455-1680.

>> Soto Mission of Aiea/Taiheiji: Aug. 11-12, 7-10:30 p.m., 99-045 Kauhale St., with Okinawan bon dance 9-9:45 p.m. Aug. 12. Call 488-6794.

>> Jodo Mission of Hawaii: Aug. 18-19, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 1429 Makiki St.; food booths open 4:30 p.m. both nights, with Jizo bon prayer service 5:45 p.m. Aug. 18. Call 949-3995.

>> Soto Mission of Hawaii/Shoboji: Aug. 18-19, 7-10 p.m., 1708 Nuuanu Ave., with Okinawan bon dance 8:30-9:15 p.m. Aug. 19. Call 537-9409.

>> Mililani Hongwanji Mission: Aug. 18-19, 7-10:30 p.m., 95-257 Kaloapau St.; country store and food booths (Aug. 18) and food trucks (Aug. 19) from 6 p.m.; lantern parade at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 18. Call 625-0925 or visit mililanihongwanji.org.

>> Nichiren Mission of Hawaii: Aug. 26, 6-9 p.m., 33 Pulelehua Way, Nuuanu; food booths open 5 p.m. Parking at Nuuanu Congregational Church with free shuttle service from 4 p.m. Call 595-3517.

>> Kapahulu Center: Aug. 26, 6 p.m., 3410 Campbell Ave., with food booths, keiki games and craft/bake sale from 4 p.m. Call 737-1748.

>> Aiea Hongwanji Mission: Aug. 26, 7 p.m., 99-186 Puakala St.; service at 6 p.m. Call 488-5685.

>> Honbushin Odori Festival: Sept. 9, 5-9 p.m., Honbushin International Center, 95-030 Waihonu St., Mililani. Call 623-7693.


HAWAII ISLAND

>> Honomu Henjoji Mission: June 10, 7 p.m., 28-1668 Old Mamalahoa Highway; service at 5 p.m. Call 963-6308.

>> Papaikou Hongwanji Mission: June 17, 7 p.m., 27-378 Old Mamalahoa Highway; service at 6 p.m. Call 964-1640.

>> Honomu Hongwanji Mission: June 24, 7 p.m., 28-1658 Government Main Road; service at 6 p.m. Call 963-6032.

>> Puna Hongwanji Mission: June 30-July 1, 7:30 p.m., 16-492 Old Volcano Road, Keaau; services at 6 p.m. both nights. Call 966-9981.

>> Kohala Hongwanji Mission: July 1, 7 p.m., 53-4300 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau; service at 6 p.m. Call 775-7232.

>> Daifukuji Soto Mission in Kona: July 8, 7-10 p.m., 79-7241 Mamalahoa Highway in Honalo (next to Teshima’s Restaurant). Call 322-3524.

>> Kohala Jodo Mission: July 8, 7 p.m., 54-541 Kapaau Road; service at 6 p.m. Call 987-8495.

>> Hilo Meishoin: July 8, 7:30 p.m., 97 Olona St.; service at 6:30 p.m. Call 936-7828.

>> Paauilo Hongwanji Mission: July 8, 7:30 p.m., 43-1477 Hauola Road; service at 6:30 p.m. Call 776-1369.

>> Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin: July 14-15, 7 p.m., 398 Kilauea Ave.; services at 6 p.m. both nights. Call 961-6677.

>> Honokaa Hongwanji Mission: July 15, 7 p.m., 45-516 Lehua St.; service at 5:30 p.m. Call 775-7232.

>> Keei Buddhist Church: July 15, 7 p.m., on Middle Keei Road, South Kona; cemetery service at 5 p.m., temple service at 6 p.m. Call 323-2993.

>> Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission: July 22, 6 p.m., 35-2026 Old Mamalahoa Highway; service at 5 p.m. Call 962-6340.

>> Kona Hongwanji Mission: July 22, 7 p.m., 81-6630 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua; lantern parade at 6:30 p.m. Call 323-2993.

>> Hilo Hooganji Mission: July 22, 7:30 p.m., 457 Manono St.; service at 6 p.m. Call 935-8331.

>> Hilo Daijingu: July 28, 6-10 p.m., 10 Anela St.; service at 5 p.m. Call 959-8611.

>> Taishoji Soto Mission: July 29, 7-10:30 p.m., 275 Kinoole St., Hilo; toro nagashi (floating lantern ceremony), July 30, 5 p.m. at the Wailoa Boat Ramp in Hilo Bay. Call 935-8407.

>> Hawi Jodo Mission: Aug. 5, 6 p.m., 55-1104 Akoni Pule Highway; service at 5 p.m. Call 987-8495.

>> Kurtistown Jodo Mission: Aug. 5, 7 p.m., 17-420 Kuaaina Road; service at 6 p.m. Call 936-7828.

>> Paauilo Kongoji Mission: Aug. 5, 7 p.m., 43-1461 Hauola Road; service at 5 p.m. Call 776-1474.

>> Hamakua Jodo Mission: Aug. 12, 7 p.m., in Honokaa; service at 6 p.m. Call 987-8495.

>> Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission: Aug. 12, 7 p.m., 216 Mohouli St.; service at 6 p.m. Call 935-8968.

>> Life Care Center of Hilo: Aug. 18, 6 p.m., 944 W. Kawailani St. Call 959-9151.

>> Hakalau Jodo Mission: Aug. 19, 7 p.m., 29-2271 Old Mamalahoa Highway; service at 6 p.m. Call 936-7828.

>> Kamuela Hongwanji Mission: Aug. 19, 7 p.m., 65-1110 Mamalahoa Highway; service at 6 p.m. Call 885-4481.

>> Pahala Hongwanji Mission: Aug. 20, 5 p.m., 96-1123 Paauau Place; service at 4 p.m. Call 928-8254.

>> Honohina Hongwanji Mission: Aug. 26, 7 p.m., 32-896 Mamalahoa Highway, Ninole; service at 6 p.m. Call 345-6869.

>> Pahoa Kaikan: Aug. 26, Pahoa Village Road; service at 6:30 p.m., bon dance to follow. Call 966-9981.


KAUAI

All bon dances will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., with food booths opening at 6 p.m.

>> Lihue Hongwanji Mission: June 9-10, 3-3530 Kuhio Highway; services at 6:30 p.m. both nights. Call 245-6262.

>> Waimea Shingon Mission: June 16-17, 9770A Pule Road, Waimea; services at 6:30 p.m. both nights. Call 338-1854.

>> Kapaa Jodo Mission: June 23-24, 4524 Hauaala Road. Call 822-4319.

>> West Kauai Hongwanji (Waimea): July 7-8, 4675 Menehune Road; service at 6 p.m. July 7. Call 335-3195.

>> Kapaa Hongwanji Mission: July 14-15, 4-1170 Kuhio Highway; service at 6 p.m. July 14. Call 822-4667.

>> Waimea Higashi Hongwanji: July 21-22, 9554 Kaumualii Highway; service at 6:30 p.m. July 21. Call 634-8181.

>> Kauai Soto Zen Temple-Zenshuji: July 28-29, 1-3500 Kaumualii Highway, Hanapepe; services at 6 p.m. both nights. Call 335-3521.

>> Koloa Jodo Mission: Aug. 4-5, 3480 Waikomo Road. Call 742-6735.


LANAI / MAUI / MOLOKAI

>> Puunene Nichiren Mission: June 10, 7:30 p.m., 9 Ani St.; food booths open 6 p.m., service at 6:30 p.m. Call 871-4831.

>> Wailuku Jodo Mission: June 16, 7:30 p.m., 67 Central Ave.; service at 6:30 p.m. Call 244-0066.

>> Wailuku Shingon Mission: June 17, 8 p.m., 1939 North St.; food booths open 6 p.m., service at 6:30 p.m. Call 244-3800.

>> Lahaina Jodo Mission: July 1, 8 p.m., 12 Ala Moana St.; service at 6:30 p.m., followed by toro nagashi (floating lantern ceremony). Call 661-4304.

>> Mantokuji Soto Mission of Paia: July 7-8, 7:30 p.m., 253 Hana Highway; services at 6 p.m. and taiko performances at 7 p.m. both nights. Call 579-8051.

>> Lanai Hongwanji Mission: July 8, 7 p.m., 1364 Fraser Ave. Call 565-6817.

>> Kahului Hongwanji Mission: July 14-15, 7:30 p.m., 291 S. Puunene Ave.; services at 6 p.m. both nights. Call 871-4732.

>> Guzeiji Soto Mission of Molokai: July 15, 6-9 p.m., on Hotel Street, Kaunakakai. Call 553-5197.

>> Makawao Hongwanji Mission: July 21-22, 8 p.m., 1074 Makawao Ave.; services at 6:30 p.m. both nights. Call 572-7229.

>> Kahului Jodo Mission: July 28-29, 7:30 p.m., 325 Laau St.; service at 6:30 p.m. Call 244-0066.

>> Wailuku Hongwanji Mission: Aug. 4-5, 8 p.m., 1828 Vineyard St.; services at 6:45 p.m. both nights. Call 244-0406.

>> Lahaina Hongwanji Mission: Aug. 11-12, 7:30 p.m., 551 Wainee St.; services at 6 p.m. both nights. Call 661-0640.

>> Rinzai Zen Mission: 7 p.m. Aug. 19, 120 Alawai Road, Paia; service at 6 p.m. Call 579-9921.

>> Kula Shofukuji Shingon Mission: Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m., 113 Puanani Place; service at 6:30 p.m. Call 661-0466.

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