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Tanagyo – Obon home service
Rev. Yamaguchi is ready to take phone calls from you who wish to have Obon service at home. Please make an appointment by calling 268-2209.

It’s summertime. Obon time again!

bd2The Rinzai Zen Mission is pleased to invite you, your family, and friends to our Obon service and dance. Come and experience the traditional dance styles of Okinawa, the only one of its kind on Maui. The schedule is as follows.

August 16 (Saturday)

  • 6:00 p.m. – Service
  • 7:00 p.m.- Bon Dance

Recalling our history, we did have our Obon service under a blue tarp and danced on grassless ground on Labor Day weekend of 1987, the year our entire temple was lost due to a suspicious fire. The parking was only within our sanctuary grounds and a temporary restroom was built with fire-damaged materials. We built a stage, strung chochin (lantern) wire, made benches, and so on. We had just enough Issei and Nissei who wanted to keep our culture alive for future generations.

Please let us keep their wish alive and help us with anything you are able to do, and keep us going for many more years to come. !!

いてまいりました。 昔は7月か
です。 なんとかがんばって今年も盆踊りの輪