Welcome to our Obon
Obon time is here again! We invite you, your family, friends, and the whole community to our annual Obon Festival at Rinzai Zen Mission. It will be held on Saturday, August 22nd, with services beginning at 6:00 p.m. and Obon dancing to follow at 7:00 p.m.
We are fortunate to be able to present the only all Okinawan Obon celebration in the state with live music, food, and a vegetable and bake sale. We look forward to seeing all of you there.
Alan Nago, President
Board of Directors
Rinzai Zen Mission
Our Issei and Nisei have enjoyed our Bon Dance so much in their last years, and they also wondered how long can we keep our culture here in Paia.
We have been 83 years at this present location. Yes, we are still making a big Bon Dance circle on our grounds and it looks thriving enough. But in reality, our Mission is shrinking quite rapidly. Only a handful of people attend services and meetings. Truth be told, we are reaching the last years of our history. Only with your help can we stretch our history a little further. Please come out and help any way you can.
Rev. Ryozo Yamaguchi