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Friday, July 6, 2001


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Kathy Saiki and Walter Kinoshita, holding his
granddaughter Kacey Wong, enjoy the bon dance
held recently at the Waipahu Cultural Center.



Bon dance


Star-Bulletin

With summer comes the Obon season, when Buddhist temples and societies honor the dead with song and dance.

Beneath swaying lanterns, dancers dressed in happi coats and kimono move in a circle, coordinating steps and hand motions.

For newcomers, lessons are often offered a week ahead of the real thing. Here is a list of upcoming practice sessions and dances:

THIS WEEK ON OAHU

Haleiwa Shingon Mission, 66-469 Paalaa Road, 637-4423. Practice 7 p.m. Tuesday; service, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. July 20-21.

Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji, 45-520 Keaahala Road, 247-2661. Dance, 7-10 p.m. today.

Koboji Shingon Mission, 1223-B N. School St., 841-7033. Practice 7 p.m. Wednesday; service 4 p.m. July 14; dance 7 p.m. July 13-14.

Moiliili Hongwanji Mission, 902 University Ave., 949-1659. Dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. today and tomorrow at Moiliili Community Center. Service 9 and 10:30 p.m. July 15 at Moiliili Hongwanji Mission.

Waialua Hongwanji Mission, 67-313 Kealohanui St., 637-4395. Service 7:30 p.m. today and 6:30 p.m. tomorrow; dance 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Waianae Hongwanji Mission, 85-762 Old Government Road, 696-3125. Practice 7-9 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, July 16-18; service, 7:30 p.m. July 20; dance, 7:30 p.m. July 21.

Waipahu Hongwanji Mission, 94-821 Kuhaulua St., 677-4221. Practice 7 p.m. today; service 6:30 p.m., dance 7:30 p.m. July 13-14.

ON OAHU

Aiea Hongwanji Mission, 99-186 Puakala St., 488-5685. Service, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25.

Haleiwa Jodo Mission, 66-279-A Haleiwa Road, 637-4382. Service 6:30 p.m. and dance, 8 p.m. July 13-14; floating lantern ceremony, 10 p.m. July 14.

Higashi Hongwanji Betsuin, 1685 Alaneo St., 531-9088. Practice, 7 p.m. July 24; dance, 7 p.m. July 27-28.

Jikoen Hongwanji, 1731 N. School St., 845-3422. Practice, 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 18, 20, 25; service, 9-10:30 a.m. July 14-15; dance, 7-10 p.m. July 27-28.

Jodo Mission of Hawaii, 1429 Makiki St., 949-3995. Practice, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13-14; dance, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17-18.

Kahuku Hongwanji Mission, 1067 California Ave., 293-5268. Service, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10; dance, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

Kailua Hongwanji, 30-D Maluniu Ave., 262-4560. Practice, 6:30 p.m. July 25; dance, 7 p.m. July 28.

Kapahulu Senior Center, 3410 Campbell Ave., 737-1748. Dance, 6 p.m. Aug. 25.

Koganji Temple, 2869 Oahu Ave., 988-7214. Practice, 1 p.m. July 21-28; children's lantern parade, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3; dance, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 3-4.

Mililani Hongwanji Mission, 95-257 Kaloapau St., 625-0925. Service, 9 a.m. Aug. 12; dance, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17-18.

Palolo Higashi Hongwanji, 1641 Palolo Ave., 732-1491. Practice, 7 p.m. July 31; service, 7:15 p.m.; dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 3-4.

Pearl City Hongwanji Mission, 858 2nd St., 455-1680. Service, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 7:30 p.m. July 27-28.

Rissho Kosei-Kai Church, 2280 Auhuhu St., 455-3212. Service, 9 a.m. July 15; dance, 7-9 p.m. July 20-21.

Shingon Mission of Hawaii, 915 Sheridan St., 941-5663. Practice, 7 p.m. Aug. 7; dance, 7-10:45 p.m. Aug. 10-11; service, 9 a.m. Aug. 12.

Shinshu Kyokai Mission, 1631 S. Beretania St., 973-0156. Practice, 7:30-9 p.m. July 17, 18; service, 7 p.m.; dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m. July 20-21.

Soto Mission of Aiea Taiheiji, 99-045 Kauhale St., 488-6794. Practice, 7 p.m. Aug. 6, 8, 13, 15; service, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. Aug. 10-11.

Soto Mission of Hawaii (Betsuin Shoboji), 1708 Nuuanu Ave., 537-9409. Dance, 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 17-18.

Tendai Mission of Hawaii, 23 Jack Lane, 595-2556. Service, 6:50 p.m.; dance, 7 p.m. July 14.

Wahiawa Ryusenji Soto Mission, 164 California Ave., 622-1429. Dance, 7:30 p.m. July 27-28.

Waipahu Soto Zen Temple Taiyoji, 94-413 Waipahu St., 671-3103. Practice, 7-8 p.m. July 23-26, 30-31, Aug. 1; service, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. Aug. 3-4.

MAUI

Hale Makua-Kahului, 472 Kaulana St., 871-9259. Dance, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 7.

Hale Makua-Wailuku, 1540 E. Main St., 243-1712. Dance, 6-7 p.m. Sept. 14.

Kahului Hongwanji Mission, 291 S. Puunene St., 871-4732. Service 7 p.m., dance 8 p.m. today and tomorrow.

Kahului Jodo Mission, 325 Laau St., 871-4911. Service, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. Aug. 10-11.

Kula Shofukuji Mission, 53 Upper Kula Road, 661-0466. Service, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. Aug. 25.

Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, 551 Wainee St., 661-0640. Dance 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3-4.

Lahaina Jodo Mission, 12 Ala Moana, 661-4304. Service 7 p.m., floating lantern ceremony 7:50 p.m., dance 8 p.m. tomorrow.

Makawao Hongwanji Mission, 1074 Makawao Ave., 572-7229. Service 6:30 p.m.; dance 7:30 p.m. July 20-21.

Paia Mantokuji Soto Mission (Maui), 281 Hana Highway, 579-8051. Service, 6:30 p.m.; dance 8 p.m. July 13-14.

Paia Rinzai Sen Mission, Lower Paia, 579-9921. Practice 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, July 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, Aug. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16; service, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. Aug. 18.

Wailuku Hongwanji Mission, 1828 Vineyard St., 244-0406. Practice, 7:30 p.m. July 16-18, 23-24; service, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. July 27-28.

Wailuku Shingon Mission, 1939 North St., 244-3800. Service, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. Aug. 17.

Molokai

Molokai Guzeiji Soto Mission, Kaunakakai, 553-5197. Service, 7 p.m. July 6; dance, 6:30 p.m. tomorrow.

BIG ISLAND

Hamakua Jodo Mission, Paauhau Mauka, 775-0965. Service, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. Aug. 2.

Hilo Hooganji Mission, 457 Manono St., 935-8331. Service, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. July 28.

Hilo Meishoin, 97 Olona St., 935-6996. Practice, 7 p.m. July 10, 12; service, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. July 14.

Hilo Nichiren Mission, Service, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. Aug. 18.

Hilo Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., 935-8407. Service, 7 p.m.; dance, 7:30 p.m. July 21.

Honohina Hongwanji Mission, 963-6032. Service, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. Aug. 25.

Honokaa Hongwanji Mission, 45-5016 Plumeria St., 775-7232. Service 7 p.m., dance 8 p.m. July 21.

Honomu Hongwanji Mission, 963-6032. Service 7 p.m., dance, 8 p.m. tomorrow.

Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 398 Kilauea Ave., 961-6677. Practice 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 24, 31; service 7 p.m., dance 8 p.m. Aug. 3-4.

Kamuela Hongwanji Mission, Kamuela, 885-4481. Service, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. Aug. 18.

Kohala Hongwanji Mission, 775-7232. Service 7 p.m., dance, 8 p.m. tomorrow.

Kohala Jodo Mission, Kapaau, 889-6719. Service, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. July 14.

Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission, Honalo, Kona, 322-3524. Practice 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; dance, 7:30 p.m. July 14; service, 9:30 a.m. July 15.

Kona Hongwanji Mission, 81-6630 Mamalahoa Hwy., 323-2993. Service/lantern parade, 6:30 p.m.; dance 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Kona Soto Mission Daifukuji, Honalo, next to Teshima's Restaurant, 322-3524. Practice 7:30 Tuesday and July 5; dance, 7:30 p.m. July 14; service, 9:30 a.m. July 15.

Kurtistown Jodo Mission, Iwasaki Camp Road, 966-9777. Service, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. July 28.

Paauilo Hongwanji Mission, Paauilo, 776-1369. Service, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. July 14.

Puna Hongwanji Mission, Keaau, 966-9981. Service 7 p.m., dance 8 p.m. tomorrow.

Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., 935-8407. Practice 7 p.m. Tuesday; service 7 p.m., dance 7:30 p.m. July 21.

KAUAI

Kapaa Hongwanji Mission, 1170 Kuhio Highway, 822-4667. Dance, 8 p.m. Aug. 3-4.

Kapaa Jodo Mission, 4524 Hauaala Road, 822-4319. Practice 7-8 p.m. today; service 6 p.m., dance, 8 p.m. July 20-21.

Kauai Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji, Hanapepe, 335-3521. Service 6 p.m.; dance 7:30 p.m. July 27-28.

Lihue Hongwanji Mission, Kapaia, 245-6262. Service 9 a.m. Sunday; food booths 6 p.m., dance 7:45 p.m. today and tomorrow.

Waimea Higashi Hongwanji, 9554-C Kaumualii Hwy., 338-1847. Dance, 8 p.m. Aug. 10-11.

Waimea Shingon Mission, 3770-A Pule Rd., 338-1854. Dance, 8 p.m. July 13-14.


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