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Friday, July 20, 2001


Bon Dance

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Beneath swaying lanterns, dancers dressed in happi coats and kimono, move in a circle, coordinating steps and hand motions in celebration of the Obon season, when Buddhist temples and societies honor the dead with song and dance.

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. Service 6:30 p.m., dance 8 p.m. today and tomorrow.

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

Jikoen Hongwanji, 1731 N. School St., 845-3422. Practice 7:30-9:30 p.m. today and July 25; dance 7 to10 p.m. July 27-28.

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

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

Rissho Kosei-Kai Church, 2280 Auhuhu St., 455-3212. Dance 7 to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow.

Shinshu Kyokai Mission, 1631 S. Beretania St., 973-0156. Practice, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Service 7 p.m.; dance 7:30 to10:30 p.m. today and tomorrow.

Waianae Hongwanji Mission, 85-762 Old Government Rd., 696-3125. Service 7:30 p.m. today; dance 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Waipahu Soto Zen Temple Taiyoji, 94-413 Waipahu St., 671-3103. Practice 7-8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 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 Jodo Mission, 325 Laau St., 871-4911. Service, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. Aug. 10-11.

Kula Shofukuji Mission, 53 Upper Kula Rd., 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.

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

Paia Rinzai Sen Mission, Lower Paia, 579-9921. Practice 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and July 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. Monday and Tuesday; 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.

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 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. tomorrow.

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. tomorrow.

Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, 398 Kilauea Ave., 961-6677. Practice 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 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.

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

Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St., 935-8407. Service 7 p.m., dance 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.

KAUAI

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

Kapaa Jodo Mission, 4524 Hauaala Rd., 822-4319. Service 6 p.m., dance 8 p.m. today and tomorrow.

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

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

OAHU

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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


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