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, August 10, 2014

Holualoa Obon Festival, 2014






The Holualoa Obon Festival was held at the Kona Koyasan Daishiji Mission,
included a shrine to feed the hungry ghosts as part of the Hatsu service.
There were three generations present for the celebration.

(photos by Randy Magnus)





Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hawi Jodo Mission Obon Service, 2014







Went to the Hawi Jodo Mission Obon Service with a Sensi from Sri Lanka,
a group of Okinawa style drummers from Oahu who dance with their drums,
and even some live music playing and singing.
It was a good chance for the locals to get together, a good time by all.

(photos by Randy Magnus)




Sunday, July 27, 2014

Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Mission Bon Dance, 2014





The Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Mission Obon Festival with chanting, wearing kimonos,
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)