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The Soto Zen Bon Festival exemplifies the best of the Bon Dance culture in Hawaii. Within the Japanese-American community, the folk and religious traditions in Kauai have evolved for over 6 generations. This festival serves to educate both visitors and local residents about this unique cultural tradition.

The festivities are held at the temple grounds in Hanapepe, where the center stage is the bon odori and hundreds of lanterns are lit to create the festival environment. Expect traditional Japanese song, music, taiko (drumming) and folk dancing to be featured.  Delicious festival foods will satisfy the tastebuds, while cultural displays enlighten and indulge your other senses.  Game booths will provide amusement for the kids andincredible performances will showcase traditions of the past.

06/21/2024 - 5:00pm to 06/22/2024 - 10:00pm
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