2018 Bon Dance Schedule
2018 Bon Dance Schedule
All dances start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Temple links are the location of the respective temple.
June 8-9 Kapaa Jodo Mission
June 15-16 West Kauai Hongwanji Mission (Hanapepe)
June 22-23 Lihue Hongwanji Mission
June 29-30 Waimea Shingon Mission
July 6-7 Koloa Jodo Mission
July 13-14 West Kauai Hongwanji Mission (Waimea)
July 20-21 Kapaa Hongwanji Mission
July 27-28 Waimea Higashi Hongwanji Mission
Aug. 3-4 Kauai Soto Zen Temple
2018 Song Order
This year’s song order.
- Tanko Bushi 3:16
- Beautiful Sunday 4:13
- Nippon Daiko 4:10
- Zunpa Ondo 3:49
- Hana no Bon Odori 4:00
- Shiawase Samba 3:24
- Bamba Odori 4:00
- Kokoro Taihei 3:58
- Dai Tokyo Ondo (New) 3:13
- Asatoya Yunta 3:27
- Fukushima Bon Uta 3:38
- Ashibina 3:06
- Sakura Ondo 3:16
- Nippon Zenkoku Ohayashi Ondo 3:26
- Gokigen Song 3:55
- Heisei Ondo 3:47
- Kawaichi Otoko Bushi 4:20
- Hana no Tebyoshi Odori 3:45
Bon Dance for Beginners
2018 marks the tenth year West Kauai Hongwanji Mission is sponsoring beginning bon dance practice as well as the men’s bon dance troupe “Men of the Koi Dynasty”. Continuing the legacy of Mrs. Nakaya’s patient style of teaching, we will have Lorraine Kawane, Michiko Hirao and Fay Tateishi as instructors.
We’ve always intended the initial practice sessions for the true beginners. It works best when the size of the class is smaller so we can tend to theindividual needs. As the beginner gains more confidence the class progresses more rapidly. THEREFORE, WE ARE ASKING SEASONED DANCERS TO REFRAIN FROM JOINING THE PRACTICE IN FEBRUARY.
Seasoned dancers refresher classes will be held starting in April. However, if you have a spouse or friend who are beginners and who may be reluctant to participate unless you accompany them, please join us.
Please encourage your friends, relatives, and spouses (especially men!) to join us.
What: Beginning bon dance lessons
For Whom: Men and women with little or no experience
Where: WKHM Hanapepe Temple social hall
When: Every Thursday at 6 p.m. (starting February 15, 2018)
In order to keep the size of the groups manageable, we may adjust the start time.
If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please email Alton Miyamoto at email@example.com.
Other island practice schedules:
Kapaa Hongwanji Mondays at 7 p.m. starting in March
Lihue Hongwanji Fridays at 7:30 p.m. starting in May
Koloa Jodo Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. starting May 8