Aloha Everyone! 2016 Bon Dance on Kauai will start tonight at Lihue Hongwanji!!!
The weather looks good so far this morning and hope it won't rain tonight and tomorrow night.
This year, I completely failed to reserve my vacation since I forgot to keep at least a week for the family trip. Then I realized I've had enough service and appointments already. So I'm planning to stay here for entire O-Bon season and participate in all Bon Dances here on Kauai. Here is a schedule;
2016 Kauai Buddhist Council Bon Dance Schedule
June 3-4 Lihue Hongwanji 245-6262
June 10-11 Waimea Shingon 338-1854
June 17-18 Kapaa Jodo Mission 822-4319
June 24-25 WKHM-Waimea Temple 335-3195
JULY 1-2 No Bon Dance
July 8-9 Kapaa Hongwanji 823-0949
July 15-16 Waimea Higashi Hongwanji 338-1847
July 22-23 Kauai Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji 335-3521
July 29-30 Koloa Jodo Mission 742-6735
Aug 5-6 WKHM-Hanapepe Temple 335-3195
Most temples start dancing at 7:30 pm right after the opening remarks and a short service. Also food & game booths open around 6:00 p.m.. Intermission performance such as Taiko Drumming will be held around 8:45 p.m. at each temple. For more information, please make sure to contact each temple or check websites.
In relation to Bon Dance, there are two Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to be held on Kauai this summer.
Sunday, June 26 @7:30 p.m. Wailua River State Park hosted by Kapaa Jodo Mission
Sunday, August 7 @7:30 p.m. Kukuiula Boat Harbor hosted by Koloa Jodo Mission
For ordering lanterns, please contact me through this contact.
You may email me but I found out some emails were not delivered rightly but directly came to the junk mail box. (This means I'm sorry I'm sure there should have some mails I've never read.)
So the best way to contact me is through this contact or I personally prefer to receive a text at 635-8530.
Anyway, please have a good O-Bon season and Aloha.