The Kona Times

blog showing the changes that are taking place in Kona, Hawai'i, with photographs and commentary by artist / photographer Randy Magnus.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Mission Bon Dance, 2014




The Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Mission Obon Festival with chanting,
a lantern parade, burning of incense, taiko drumming, and lots of dancing.

(photographs by Randy Magnus)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Middle Keei Obon Festival 2014


The Middle Keei Bon Dance in the Capt Cook was a delight
with some wonderful chanting by Rev. Masaaki Miyazaki.

(photos by Randy Magnus)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission Obon Festival 2014






A few shots during the Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission Bon Dance, 2014.

(photos by Randy Magnus)

Monday, June 16, 2014

King Kamehameha Day Parade in Kailua Kona Hawaii 2014






Celebrating King Kamehameha Day in Kailua Village.

(photos by Randy Magnus)


Thursday, June 12, 2014

King Kamehameha Day in North Kohala 2014





In North Kohala they celebrated King Kamehameha Day with the
annual draping of leis on the original King Kamehameha statue.

(photos by Randy Magnus)


Monday, May 26, 2014

High School Graduation on Big Island of Hawai'i, 2014

Ka'u High





Konawaena High





It was a weekend of graduations, complete with the giving of the leis
here on the Island of Hawai'i.  


(photos by Randy Magnus)