Bon Dance Practice
Guzeiji Soto Mission News Release
This year’s annual Bon Dance, a Buddhist tradition to remember departed loved ones, will be held on Saturday, July 28. In preparation for the event, Bon Dance practices will be held on Wednesday, July 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Thursday July 26, from 5 to 6 p.m. The practices are open to the public of all ages, and offer an opportunity to practice the movements and learn the meanings of the dances.
The celebration features Taiko drums, with community members and dancers joining in circular dances in honor of those who have passed. Both practices and the main event will be held at the Guzeiji Soto Mission temple on Hotel Lane in Kaunakakai, behind Imamura Store. Parking is limited, so the public may want to park outside.