Bon Odori Season
Volunteers with the Honolulu Fukushima Bon Dance Club assembled the red and white yagura for the annual Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin Bon Dance that happened in June. Musicians set up in the top of the yagura as is the tradition, and dancers revolved around the structure, says Bishop Eric Matsumoto, religious leader of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii. “It has really become a community event with many people of diverse backgrounds coming together for an evening of fun, fellowship, eating and togetherness,” Matsumoto said of the bon dance.
Time: Sunday, 8:53 a.m.
Location: Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, Pali Highway, Nu‘uanu
Photographer: Aaron K. Yoshino