Thursday, June 25, 2009

Kauai Bon Dance

Every year I get so excited as Bon Dance season approaches. It is a very unique experience. The music is very relaxing and fun, and the food booths offer such delicacies as saimin, flying saucers (which can only be found on Kauai), BBQ teriyaki on a stick, and lots, lots more! I also enjoy the very colorful kimonos the ladies wear. I'm not Japanese or Buddhist, but I make it a point to attend one or two of these dances per year. It's just plain good old fashioned family fun! Here are some wonderful photos and a video of the actual dancing from the Hanapape Bon Dance in June. Enjoy!

Two young ladies enjoying the games at the dance.
A lovely kimono.

The entrance to the dance is draped in flowers.
Enjoying a nice hot cup of saimin! Where else can you eat soup with chopsticks?

More colorful kimono.

For more information about Kauai's Bon Dances, please check out this Garden Island News article and this year's Bon Dance Schedule.



LisaBongZee ~ Island Dream Life said...

Looks like fun, and yes, where else can you eat soup with chopsticks, for sure. Although, I must say, the blond hair lady in the kimono looked a little out of place!!!!


Krista Hasson said...

Wow! how beautiful, your pictures and your art. Fantastic Blog thank you