Obon Festival - Higashi Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin

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Higashi Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin
1685 Alaneo Street
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, 96817
United States

Visit Higashi Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin during their annual Obon festival, a celebration of Japanese culture, ancestry, and religion through food, dancing, and more! Come participate in a tradition brought by Japanese immigrants honoring loved ones who have passed.

Higash Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (Hawaii Betsuin), a Shin Buddhist temple, was established in 1916 when Rev. Shingyo Doi founded a temporary chapel in Honolulu city. The meaning of "betsuin" is "a temple with the special role of preserving and spreading the Buddha's teaching among temples in a set area" - in this case, Hawaii District.

Learn more about Higashi Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin

Phone: (808) 531-9088


daniyang8 . Last modified Jul 17, 2018 1:13 p.m.

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