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Koganji Bon Dance

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    Koganji Temple in Manoa hosted a bon dance last night as part of the celebration of the obon season.
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    Drummers of the Ryusei Taiko group of the Koganji Temple gave a rousing performance at the bon dance.
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    Drummers of the Ryusei Taiko group of the Koganji Temple gave a rousing performance at the bon dance.
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    Scores of people, young, old and in-between, costumed and in street clothes, dance around the yagura in the Koganji Temple's bon dance.
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    Scores of people, young, old and in-between, costumed and in street clothes, dance around the yagura in the Koganji Temple's bon dance.
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    Robyn and Barney Shigaki joined scores of people who come to the Koganji Temple's bon dance to partake of the food offered around those dancing- they each got a plate of yakisoba.
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    Participants dance around the yagura.
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    Lei Iwanaga holds on to granddaughter Jayla Iwanaga, 1, as they join scores of people dancing around the yagura in the Koganji Temple's bon dance.
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    Koganji Temple members Rodlyn Biven-Baldonado, Keiko Honda and Claire Takane dish out beef stew and sweet-sour spare ribs for the plate lunches offered to bon dance attendees.
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