Pearl City Hongwanji 2015 Obon Festival and BON DANCE Aug. 7 & 8

Jul 10, 2015 | PC Community

Pearl City Hongwanji will celebrate the 2015 Obon Festival on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 on the Mission grounds located at 858 Second Street in Pearl City.

Please see the Obon Festival Schedule below for Bon Dance information and times of events.

Pearl City Hongwanji 2015 Obon Festival Schedule

Friday, August 7 and August 8

5:30 p.m.     Food booth, Country and Craft Stores opens

5:45 p.m.     Hatsubon Service (SATURDAY AUG 8, ONLY)

7:00 p.m.     Dance (until 10:00 p.m.)

7:00 p.m.     Children's games

10:00 p.m.   Bon Dance Ends     

Obon season is a very meaningful time to remember our loved ones who have passed away before us, and time to reflect on our lives. 

In Jodo Shinshu Buddhist tradition, Obon is called "Kangi-e" which means "Gathering of Joy" in the Light of Compassion of Amida Buddha.

Bon Odori Dance is the way of expressing our appreciation and joy of life in the Buddha's compassion.

                                                                          ~Pearl City Hongwanji

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

2014 Pearl City Hongwanji Obon Festival.