Molokai’s Obon More than Dancing and Drums

Community drawn to experience Japanese Culture.

As families and friends sat around tables talking and eating traditional Japanese fare, the drumming began. Suddenly every one’s attention was turned to the lantern lit stage to watch as members of the Hawaii Matsuri Taiko Somei beat out beautiful sounds on Japanese percussions.

At the end of the night, having experienced the art and beauty of Japanese culture, the crowd began to disperse. Dancers, drummers and spectators returned home to rest after the evening of festivities.


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