Bon Dance Time!

It’s obon season again and this weekend, the bon dance schedule takes its turn through Kailua. The Kailua Hongwanji Mission (268-AKuulei Road, 262-4560) bon dance is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. Participants (some decked out in kimono or happi coats) dance around a podium to the beat of Japanese music and taiko drums. Anyone can join in! It may take some a few turns around the podium, but eventually everyone catches on to the dance steps—there’s no judgment here, just fun.

Photo courtesy Luke Takayama,