2019 Bon Dance Schedule

2019 Bon Dance Schedule

All dances start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Temple links are the location of the respective temple.

May 31-June 1   Kauai Soto Zen Temple
June 7-8    Koloa Jodo Mission
June 14-15   West Kauai Hongwanji Mission (Hanapepe)
June 21-22    Lihue Hongwanji Mission
June 28-29       Waimea Shingon Mission
July 5-6   No Bon Dance
July 12-13    Kapaa Jodo Mission
July 19-20   Waimea Higashi Hongwanji Mission
July 26-27    Kapaa Hongwanji Mission

2019 Song Order

1.  Tanko Bushi                3:16
2.  Beautiful Sunday         4:13
3.  Nippon Daiko              4:10
4.  Zumpa Ondo               3:49
5.  Hana No Bon Odori      4:00
6.  Shiawase Samba         3:24
7.  Bamba Odori               4:00
8.  Kokoro Taihei               3:58
9.  Dai Tokyo Ondo            3:13
10. Asatoya Yunta             3:27
11. Fukushima Bon Uta      3:38
12. Ashibina                      3:06
13. Sakura Ondo                3:16
14. Nippon Zenkoku Ohayashi Ondo  3:26
15. Gokigen Song               3:55
16. Heisei Ondo                  3:47
17. Kawachi Otoko Bushi    4:20
18. Hana No Tebyoshi Odori   3:45

Bon Dance for Beginners

2019 marks the eleventh 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 small so we can tend to their individual needs. As the beginner gains more confidence the class progresses more rapidly. THEREFORE, WE ARE ASKING SEASONED DANCERS TO REFRAIN FROM JOINING THE PRACTICE.

Seasoned dancers refresher classes will be held starting in mid 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 14, 2019)

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 ahmiyamoto@hawaii.rr.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

"Nippon Daiko" at West Kauai Hongwanji Hanapepe Temple.

Posted by Kosen Ishikawa on Saturday, June 3, 2017