Bon Dance Memories?

For how Japaneee I truly am, it’s surprising that I don’t really have a lot of memories of Bon Dances growing up. The ‘rents are actually from the motherland, but it was never really a big part of our lives I guess. Wifey, on the other hand, went every year with her family and had many fond memories to share. When we took a recent stroll to the Koganji Temple Bon Dance in Manoa Valley, it was nice to experience the sights and sounds that so many cherish, and, just otherwise get back in touch with my Nihonjin roots.

We're walkin' in the rain...
We’re walkin’ in the rain…

Koganji Temple Bon Dance sign
Koganji Temple Bon Dance sign

Koganji Temple shrine
Koganji Temple shrine

Bon Dance at the Koganji Temple
Bon Dance at the Koganji Temple

Bon Dance at the Koganji Temple
Bon Dance at the Koganji Temple

Menu at the Koganji Temple Bon Dance
Menu at the Koganji Temple Bon Dance

Fried Noodles at the Koganji Temple Bon Dance
Fried Noodles at the Koganji Temple Bon Dance

Beef Stew at the Koganji Temple Bon Dance
Beef Stew at the Koganji Temple Bon Dance

Talk to me!
* Have you been to this Koganji Temple Bon Dance?
* Any Bon Dance memories you’d like to share?

* Your favorite Bon Dance meal?
* Do you dance? Your favorite Bon Dance dance/song? (I was surprised to hear Elvira as one of the songs)
* Your favorite Bon Dance location?
* Any other childhood memories you’d like to share?
* Other things you folks like to do with your family?

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