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Lahaina Hongwanji Mission to host Obon Festival

By Staff | Aug 2, 2018

LAHAINA – Lahaina Hongwanji Mission is holding its annual summer Obon Festival on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11, on the temple grounds at 551 Wainee St.

This is the last scheduled Bon Dance for West Maui. Everyone is invited to dance to the beat of the taiko drums and enjoy traditional local Japanese food.

The memorial service is at 6 p.m. and the Bon Dance will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Food concessions open at 5:30 p.m., and there will be games to play as well as craft items for sale.

Bon Dance practice sessions will be held on July 31 and Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. on the temple grounds. Practice is open to anyone in the community interested in learning the dances. No experience required; dress comfortably and prepare to have fun. Call 661-0640.