OBON DANCE & FESTIVAL - KAUAI SOTO ZEN TEMPLE

  • Date: July 28, 2017 - July 29, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Time: 06:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Kauai Soto Zen Temple
  • 1-3500 Kaumualii Highway
  • Hanapepe, HI 96716
  • http://kauaisotozentemple.org/
Contact Info
Gerald Hirata
808-346-4650
kauaisotozen@gmail.com
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Description

The Soto Zen Bon Festival is the largest and most popular Bon celebration on the island of Kauai. It takes place on the beautiful and spacious temple grounds, located on the sunny, westside of the island, in Hanapepe, "Kauai's Biggest, Little Town." Visitors are most welcomed to participate and enjoy our diverse multi-cultural heritage of Hawaii.The festival is a celebration and an expression of Japanese-American folk culture and religious traditions that evolved in Hawaii for over five generations. It carries the universal theme of honoring and remembering our ancestors.The activities include traditional Japanese folk dancing around a yagura (raised platform) with distinctive music and live performances of singing and taiko (drums). Dancers dress in traditional kimonos, yukatas, or happi coats. Food, game booths for children, cultural performances and exhibits are also featured.

OBON DANCE & FESTIVAL - KAUAI SOTO ZEN TEMPLE