Happy Camper for Wednesday, June 13, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The Kapaa Jodo Mission is decked out in its bon finery as hundreds of people celebrate the first bon dance of the Kauai Buddhist Council calendar. The bon dance moves to the West Kauai Hongwanji, Hanapepe Temple this weekend.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Rian Yamamoto, a student at the Kapaa Elementary School, enjoys her flying saucer while waiting in the food line, Friday night at the Kapaa Jodo Mission bon dance. The bon dance moves to the West Kauai Hongwanji, Hanapepe Temple this weekend with the concessions (yes, they have flying saucers, too) opening from 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Jasey Chikahiro has her dollars ready for the games to open, Friday night during the Kapaa Jodo Mission bon dance. The bon dance moves to the West Kauai Hongwanji, Hanapepe Temple this weekend with the concessions opening from 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Rev. Tomo Hojo and his West Kauai Hongwanji ‘ohana will take the wraps off the bon dance at the West Kauai Hongwanji Mission, Hanapepe Temple, this Friday and Saturday, starting with dancing at 7:30 each night. People can go early (avoiding that Puhi bottleneck) and check out the early offerings of the weekly Friday Night Art Walk in Hanapepe, and the early opening of the bon dance food booth.

Alton Miyamoto (no Aloha Fridays during bon dance season!) will have The Men of the Koi Dynasty out for its 10th anniversary, and will Brian Yamamoto (he was busy helping Gary Furugen during the Kapaa Jodo bon dance) make the trek over the hill from Kapaa?

This was a busy weekend for Brian Atendido (his sister Flo Tazaki was at bon dance, too) and Mike Teruya who were able to take out their cameras for the bon dance Friday night and still make the King’s Parade and Celebration (Kudos to Melissia Sugai and her “team” on a great celebration!) Saturday… John Feagans (maybe he’ll be at the Hanapepe bon dance?) was stuck at Kilohana having his own issues about not being able to get photos of that locomotive.

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Dennis Fujimoto can be reached at 245-0453 or at dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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