Obon Festival - Hilo Meisho-in

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Jul 201821

Hilo Meisho-in
97 Olona St
Hilo, Hawaii, 96720
United States

Come join the community as the celebrates Hilo Meisho-in's 2018 Obon Festival, a celebration of Japanese culture, religion, and heritage. Dance and eat the night away as you experience this Japanese summer festival of remembrance and heritage! Take part in an event showcasing the unique blend of Hawaiian, Japanese, and American culture found only on the islands!

Rev. Kanseki Shimizu arrived in 1908 as a missionary in Hilo and built a Hondo (main temple altar) and warehouse on Piopio Street in Hilo in 1911. He founded Hilo Meishoin Girls’ Technical School in 1914. On May 23, 1960 when Hilo was inundated by tidal waves originating from Chile earthquake, Meishoin was completely damaged and ordered to evacuate to a new site by the government. A reconstructed new temple emerged in 1964 on the present site.

Saturday, 7/21 - 7:00 p.m.

Learn at Hilo Meisho-in's facebook page

Phone: (808) 935-6996


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