March 25–With the current COVID-19 issue, there is talk of some churches cancelling this year’s bon dance. We have no updates as of today. Please check with the respective church to confirm whether the event will take place later this year.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 6

Hawaii Plantation Village

94-695 Waipahu St, Waipahu, HI 96797
808-677-0110

5:30 to 10 p.m.

ewa

Info not available. TBA

Ewa Hongwanji Mission

91-1133 Renton Rd, Ewa Beach, HI 96706
808-681-5222

7 to 10 p.m.

wahiawa hongwanji

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 26-27

Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission

1067 California Ave, Wahiawa, HI 96786
808-622-4320

6:45 p.m.

honpa

Info not available. TBA

Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin

 1727 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96813
808-522-9200

6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

kaneohe higashi

FRIDAY, JULY 3

Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji Mission

45-520 Keaahala Rd, Kaneohe, HI 96744
808-247-2661

6:30 to 10 p.m.

Food booths open at 5:30 p.m.

moiliili

FRIDAY, JULY 3

Mo’ili’ili Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin

902 University Ave, Honolulu, HI 96826
808-949-1659

5 to 10 p.m.

haleiwa shingon

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 10-11

Hale’iwa Shingon Mission

66-469 Paalaa Rd, Haleiwa, HI 96712
808-637-4423

7 to 10:30 p.m.

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FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 10-11

Higashi Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin

1685 Alaneo St, Honolulu, HI 96817
808-531-9088

7 to 10 p.m.

windward

SATURDAY, JULY 11

Windward (Kailua) Hongwanji Mission

268A Kuulei Rd, Kailua, HI 96734
808-262-4560

6 p.m.

koboji

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 12-13

Koboji Shingon Mission

1223 N School St, Honolulu, HI 96817
808-841-7033

7 to 10:30 p.m.

rissho kosei kai

Info not available. TBA

Rissho Kosei-kai Hawaii Kyodan

2280 Auhuhu St., Pearl City, HI 96782
808-455-3212

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

waipahu hongwanji

Info not available. TBA

Waipahu Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

94-821 Kuhaulua St, Waipahu, HI 96797
808-677-4221

7 p.m.

shinshu kyokai

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 17-18

Shinshu Kyokai Mission

1631 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96826
808-973-0150

7 to 10:30 p.m.

jikoen

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 17-18

Jikoen Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

1731 N School St, Honolulu, HI 96819
808-845-3422

6 to 9:30 p.m.

wahiawa soto

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 17-18

Wahiawa Ryusenji Soto Mission

162 California Ave, Wahiawa, HI 96786
808-622-1429

7 to 10 p.m.

seicho

SUNDAY, JULY 19

Seicho No Ie Hawaii Jisso Center

1333 Matlock Ave. Honolulu, HI 96814
808-537-6965

12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

waianae

Info not available. TBA

Wai’anae Hongwanji

85-762 Old Government Rd, Waianae, HI 96792
808-677-4221

7 p.m.

haleiwa jodo

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 24-25

Hale’iwa Jodo Mission

66-279 Haleiwa Rd # A, Haleiwa, HI 96712
808-637-4382

7 to 10 p.m.

palolo

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 24-25

Pālolo Hongwanji Mission

1641 Palolo Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
808-732-1491

6:30 p.m.

aiea hong

SATURDAY, JULY 25

Aiea Hongwanji

99-186 Puakala Street, Aiea, HI 96701
808-487-2626

7 p.m.

waipahu soto

Friday, July 31-Saturday, Aug. 1

Waipahu Soto Zen Temple Taiyoji

94-413 Waipahu St, Waipahu, HI 96797
808-671-3103

7 to 10 p.m.

koganji

Info not available. TBA

Koganji Temple Bon Dance

2869 Oahu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96822
808-988-7214

5 to 10 p.m.

Special Children’s Blessing
Friday, August 2, 2019
4:30 p.m. – Sign-up
5:00 p.m. – Special Service
5:30 p.m. – Blessing/Procession
Byodo-In_temple

Info not available. TBA

Valley of the Temple Memorial Park

47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744
808-725-2798

4 to 8 p.m.

Hawaii-Shingon-Mission-Honolulu-Hawaii

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, AUG. 7-8

Shingon Shu Hawaii

915 Sheridan St, Honolulu, HI 96814
808-941-5663

6:30 to 10 p.m.

soto aiea

Info not available. TBA

Soto Mission of Aiea – Taiheiji

99-045 Kauhale St, Aiea, HI 96701
808-488-6794

7 to 10:30 p.m.

pearl city hongwanji

Info not available. TBA

Pearl City Hongwanji Mission

858 2nd St, Pearl City, HI 96782
808-455-1680

7 to 10 p.m.
Food Booths open at 5 p.m.

soto nuuanu

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, AUG. 14-15

Soto Mission of Hawaii Betsuin Shoboji

1708 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96817
808-537-9409

7 to 10 p.m.

jodo mission hawaii

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 21-22

Jodo Mission of Hawaii

1429 Makiki St, Honolulu, HI 96814
808-949-3995

Taiko at 6 p.m.; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

mililani

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, AUG. 21-22

Mililani Hongwanji

95-257 Kaloapau St, Mililani, HI 96789
808-625-0925

7 p.m.

kapahulu

SATURDAY, AUG. 22

Kapahulu Senior Center

3410 Campbell Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
808-737-1748

6 to 10 p.m.

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SATURDAY, AUG. 29

Nichiren Mission of Hawaii

33 Pulelehua Way, Honolulu, HI 96817
808-595-3517

5 to 9 p.m.

Free parking at Nuuanu Congregational Church (2651 Pali Hwy and free shuttle bus from 4 p.m.)

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Info not available. TBA

Okinawan Festival at Hawaii Convention Center

1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
808-676-5400

5:30 to 9 p.m.

Festival continues on Sunday, Sept. 1.

honbushin

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12

Honbushin Odori Festival

95-030 Waihonu St., Mililani, HI 96789
808-623-7693

5 to 9 p.m.

Vegetable bazaar from 3 p.m.

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Info not available. TBA

Autumn Dance Matsuri
Hawaii Okinawa Center Legacy Ballroom

94-587 Uke’e St., Waipahu, HI 96797
808-676-5400

4:30 to 10 p.m.

Obon in the News

Obon Spiritual Explorers

For 3 days during the summer, the Japanese celebrate the Obon festival. It is a time when the ancestors’ spirits return from the other side, to spend time with the living. All across Japan, Obon is celebrated in local, traditional ways. To discover the spirit of Obon, 2 explorers visit a small village in Aichi […]

Japanese Bon dance picking up popular tunes as it goes international

The Bon Odori dance, once a community event and a midsummer ritual for consoling ancestors’ spirits, has evolved drastically in recent years, picking up popular disco and anime tunes and attracting people regardless of their age or nationality.

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