bon dance

5th Annual Moiliili Summer Fest

Thousands filled the Varsity Building parking lot to welcome obon season of with open arms and mouths happily full of oishii andagi, yakitori and musubi. The colorful event, presented by Moiliili Hongwanji Mission and Kamehameha Schools, is Honolulu’s largest bon…

Moiliili Summerfest 2015

Thousands came out to eat, shop and dance at Friday’s Moiliili Summer Fest, a huge outdoor event at the old Varsity Theater parking lot presented by Moiliili Hongwanji Mission and Kamehameha Schools. What makes this particular bon dance so popular?…

Who’s coming: Moiliili Summer Fest

Honolulu’s largest bon dance, tons of oishii summer eats, family-friendly entertainment, pop-up shops and more come together once again this Friday at the old Varsity Theater parking lot for the Moiliili Summer Fest! The huge Japanese-themed street fest, presented by…

How to up your bon dance cred

I’ve been a bon dance fool. I’ve danced backwards when everyone is going forward, I’ve been too busy scoping out the fresh corn and andagi to remember my grandparents’ ashes right there in the temple columbarium. And Buddha forbid, I…

Moiliili Summer Fest preview: Karai Crab’s cioppino

Moiliili Summer Fest happens Saturday night, a midsummer celebration of a beloved Honolulu ‘hood, and it’s a block party worthy of Moiliili.As in what? Honolulu’s biggest bon dance (Moiliili Hongwanji’s, catapulted to such status by its move to this bigger…

Did this: Jikoen bon dance

It’s been a month since I did a blog to kick off bon dance season, and I had not been to one yet. Since Donna Shiroma Nakasue (@Champuru) was nice enough to show me some bon dance etiquette for my…

Moili’ili Summer Fest

People packed into the parking lot of the old Varsity Theater to experience the first-ever Moili’ili Summer Festival, which merged traditional bon dance eats with new street food and pop-up cuisine from such vendors as Shogunai Tacos, Elena’s Home of…

Foodscene: June

June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream DayJust so you knowJune 9: One-Year Anniversary, Uncle Clay’s House of Pure AlohaAina Haina Shopping Center820-850 W. Hind DriveFrom 10:30 a.m.Buy a shave ice and HOPA will donate one to its “Share-HOPA-Forward” campaignJune 12:…

Okinawan Festival 2010

It’s that time of year again! Time to dodge the ex-boyfriends, brave the crowds, and get to Kapiolani Park to get my annual fill of the best andagi in the world. That’s right, it’s the Okinawan Festival 2010.I usually go…