Rev. Leonard Abeshima of Waimea Shingon Mission called me they decided to cancel Bon Dance on this coming Friday and Saturday, because of the Hurricane Iselle.
It must be very hard decision but I'd like to respect their decision.
They could have a choice to wait and to cancel Bon Dance at the very last minutes, but they chose to announce cancellation as early as possible, thinking of all the participants. So Waimea Shingon Mission won't have Bon Dance this year, but Bon Service will be held on Sunday, August 17 at 9:30 a.m. at Waimea Shingon Mission.
Now I'm praying we could have Toro Nagashi on this comoing Sunday. We'd like to wait and see if we can do it. In case we cannot do it, I'll let you know as soon as possible.