SOTO ZEN BON FESTIVAL

The town of Hanapepe comes alive with hundreds of lanterns (chochin) decorating the temple grounds.  Traditional Japanese song, music, taiko (drumming) and folk dancing will be featured.  Delicious festival foods will gratify the appetite, while cultural displays enlighten.  Game booths will provide amusement for the children. Colorful intermission performances will showcase traditions of the past.  The Buddhist memorial services at the temple honor the deceased.

(Festival foods and Flying saucers:  link to Hawaii Herald article)