Pearl City Hongwanji Obon Bon Dance Friday, August 10, Saturday, August 11

Jul 31, 2018 | PC Community

Pearl City Hongwanji Obon will be held on Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11 at the Pearl City Hongwanji Mission located at 858 2nd Street.

Please see Obon schedule below:


 5:30 p.m.    Food Booth, Country and Craft Stores open

5:45 p.m.     Hatsubon Service begins (SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, ONLY)

7:00 p.m.     Bon Dance begin

7:00 p.m.     Children’s Games begin

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.

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