Spirit of the dance

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The courtyard at the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital comes alive with dancers, Friday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The Joyful Noise taiko ensemble offer a preview of the evening, Friday during the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital bon dance.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The Joyful Noise wake up the evening, Friday to open the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital bon dance.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Shoppers seek out baked goods bargains at the country store, Friday during the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital bon dance.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Mehana Doo celebrates catching the big one at the fish pond, Friday during the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital bon dance.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Alicia Hayakawa keeps time on a taiko while dancers take to the bon dance ring Friday during the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital bbon dance.

KAPAA — Elaine Morita silently smiled from her vantage point on the wall at the unfolding scene of people streaming through the doors of Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital Friday night.

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