BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5717@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20180721T000000Z DTEND:20180721T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Come join the community as the celebrates Hilo Meisho-in's 2018 Obon Festival\, a celebration of Japanese culture\, religion\, and herita ge. Dance and eat the night away as you experience this Japanese summer fe stival of remembrance and heritage! Take part in an event showcasing the u nique blend of Hawaiian\, Japanese\, and American culture found only on th e islands!\n\nRev. Kanseki Shimizu arrived in 1908 as a missionary in Hilo and built a <em>Hondo </em> (main temple altar) and warehouse on Piopio S treet in Hilo in 1911. He founded Hilo Meishoin Girls&rsquo\; Technical Sc hool in 1914. On May 23\, 1960 when Hilo was inundated by tidal waves orig inating from Chile earthquake\, Meishoin was completely damaged and order ed to evacuate to a new site by the government. A reconstructed new templ e emerged in 1964 on the present site.\n\nSaturday\, 7/21 - 7:00 p.m.\n\n <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hilo-Meishoin/117510008268580">Lea rn at Hilo Meisho-in's facebook page</a>\n\nPhone: (808) 935-6996\n\n SUMMARY:Obon Festival - Hilo Meisho-in URL:/en/events/2018/07/21/obon-festival-hilo-meisho-in/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR