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DateDescriptionContact Info
Tuesday Jun 28 6:30PM-9:00PMKaneohe Higashi Hongwanji Mission

Lecture Talk on Bon Dance by Keith Haugen and Bon Odori Practice to Follow

Talk about Bon Odori, its cultural significance in modern Hawaii and local adaptation by Keith Haugen (6:30-7:15) Bon Odori Practice for Kaneohe Higashi's July 2nd Bon Odori. (Practice with Koolau Sukiyaki Odori, Iwakuni Odori Kai and Hawaii Eisa Shinyuu Kai clubs.)

6:30PM/Lecture, 7:15-9:00PM/bon Odori Practice

Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji Mission

45-520 Keaahala Road, Kaneohe

Jim Dote 808.247.2661
Fri-Sat. Jul 1 -2 5:00PM-10:00PMMoiliili Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Moiliili Hongwanji Bon Dance

Moiliili Hongwanji welcomes everyone to join us for Bon Dancin', Ono Grindz, Keiki Fun, Old Friends, New Faces, All Kine Stuff! Friday July 1st is a old-school, traditional, neighborhood temple Bon Dance, while Saturday July 2nd is part of the huge Moiliili Summer Fest 2016! Free parking and shuttle bus from University of Hawaii on July 2nd only.

Old Varsity Theater Parking Lot

1100 University Ave, Honolulu

Temple Office 808.949.1659
Saturday Jul 2 5:30PMKaneohe Higashi Hongwanji Mission

Buddhist Obon and Hatsubon Service, Obon Odori

Yokoso! Come enjoy our Kaneohe temple's 62nd obon odori with your whole family and friends. Enjoy curry rice, nishime, BBQ sticks, fresh andagi and other yummy foods. Music and dances by Iwakuni Odori Aiko Kai, Hawaii Eisa Shinyuu Kai, and featuring the Koolau Sukiyaki Odori Kai dancers! Full night of minyo and Okinawan bon dancing!

Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji Mission

45-520 Keaahala Road, Kaneohe

Jim Dote 808.247.2661
Fri-Sat. Jul 8-9 5:30PM-10:30PM Kapaa Hongwanji Mission

Bon Dance

July 8-9 at 5:30pm Food Booth Opens

July 8 at 6:00pm Hatsubon Service

July 8-9 at 7:15pm Opening Ceremony

July 8-9 at 7:30-10:30pm Dancing

Kapaa Hongwanji Mission

4-1170 Kuhio Hwy. Kapaa, Kauai

Rev. Mieko Majima 808.822.4667
Fri-Sat. Jul 8-9 6:30PM-10:30PM Koboji Shingon Mission

Koboji Shingon Mosson Bon Dance

You and your family are cordially invited to attend the Obon Service and Obon Dances. Come and enjoy our Onolicious food, Bazaar, Country Store and great dancing. Lots of fun for everyone. Additional free parking at Damien High School from 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Security guards at both locations.

Koboji Shingon Mission

1223-B North School Street, Honolulu

Sandra Tom 808.841.7033
Saturday Jul 9 10:00AM-2:00PM Hawaii Japanese Center

Tanabata Time

The Hawaii Japanese Center will celebrate Tanabata, the Star Festival, on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. The event will feature a craft fair, yukata/kimono dressing with picture taking, Tanabata crafts to make-and-take, and matsuri games for children. There will storytelling and matsuri dancing. Enter the kusudama ball contest by creating the fukinagashi (streamers) and write your wishes on strips of paper called tanzaku. Admission is free.

Hawaii Japanese Center

741 Kanoelehua Avenue, Hilo

Eloise 808.934.9611
Sunday Jul 10 9:00AM-12:00PM Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji Mission

Special Movie Showing "Little Voices from Fukushima"

A free movie showing to share the Fukushima people's daily struggles and challenges with uncertainty and doubt as they do everything in their power to protect their children's well-being. "Little Voices from Fukushima" is a documentary film that places the focus on people’s lives as they deal with the effects of radiation from nuclear accidents in Fukushima and Belarus (Chernobyl) to find hope for future. Audio: Japanese Subtitles: English

Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji Mission

45-520 Keaahala Road, Kaneohe

Hiroko Maeda 808.247.2661
Fri-Sun, Jul 15-17 Ewa Orchid Society

66th Anniversary Orchid Show & Plant Sale

Daily demonstrations, door prizes, country store, orchId plants & succulents for sale

July 15&16, 9am-5pm

July 17, 9am-3pm (plant sales close @2pm)

Ewa Elementary School

91-1280 Renton Road, Ewa

Roy Or Sheila Andrade 808.351.6897
Sunday Jul 17 3:00PM UH Manoa

UH KIDS FIRST! Film Festival

The award-winning FREE UH Manoa KIDS FIRST! Film Festival celebrates a decade of FREE family fun on June 12 & 26 and July 10 & 17, 2016. This year's festival provides quality entertainment for children and youth from 2 to 18 years of age - as well as the young at heart.

July 17: Premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, voiced by Sandra Oh and Ross Lynch, Canada's Snowtime! screens for ages 9+.

For information:

UH Manoa Art Auditorium

2535 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu

Ann Brandman 808.956.9883
Mon-Fri, Jul 18-22 9:00AM-9:00PM Taiko Center of the Pacific (TCP)

Summer Taiko Intensives

TCP offers six intensive courses on taiko, shamisen, and poly-rhythms from five different instructors including Kenny Endo, taiko pioneer PJ Hirabayashi (San Jose Taiko), Michael Gonhata (Nihon Taiko Dojo), Kapono Ciotti (Jamarek), and Patrick Oiye (shamisen artist). A great way to learn a lot in a short amount of time. For more details, visit:

Washington Middle School

1633 S King St, Honolulu

Chizuko Endo 808.737.7236
Friday-Saturday Jul 22-23 City and County of Honolulu Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts

Mango Jam

Live Entertainment, Food booths, beer garden and Farmer's Market. The Mango Jam is a fun event for the whole family celebrating local music.

Fri July 22, 4:30-10pm & Sat July 23, 10am-10pm

Frank F, Fasi Civic Center at Honolulu Hale

530 S. King Street, Honolulu

Vergel Jepas 808.768.6622
Fri-Sat, Jul 22-23 6:00-10:30pm Haleiwa Shingon Mission

Obon Services and Dance

Join us in the celebration. There will be lots of delicious food at our concession stand-saimin, sushi, chili, hot dog, barbecue meat, shaved ice, coffee, cold drinks and sweet desserts.

6:00-8:30pm Obon Great Stupa Service

7:30-10:30pm Bon Dance

Haleiwa Shingon Mission-Temple Hall

66-469 Paalaa Road, Haleiwa

Rev. Taiken Akiyama 808.637.4423
Friday Jul 29 6:00-10:00PM Hilo Daijingu

Natsu Matsuri(Summer Festival) & Bon Dance

2nd Natsu Matsuri(Summer Festival) & Bon Dance. Come & enjoy the Summer Festival Dance and the concession that will be available.

6pm Memorial Service, 7-10pm Bon Dance

Hilo Daijingu

10 Anela St, Hilo (corner of Puainako & Anela St.)

Rev. Naohiro Hotta 808.959.8611
Fri-Sat, Jul 29-30 6:45pmWailuku Hongwanji Mission

Wailuku Hongwanji Obon Service

Hatsu Bon services and Dance Delicious Chicken Teriyaki, BBQ beef, Chow Fun, and wonderful Bon services.

Service at 6:45 pm & Dance at 8:00 pm

Wailuku Hongwanji Mission

Temple at 1828 Vineyard Street, Wailuku

Wailuku Hongwanji 808.244.0406




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