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The Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission is happy to announce that we will again be featuring a virtual bon dance this year, on Saturday, June 26, 2021, starting at 6:00 pm. Please refer to the Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission Bon Dance Team’s facebook page for viewing or on Zoom at Meeting ID 859 5402 8219, Password 632155. 


We will also continue to offer our traditional Memorial Ribbons so you will again be able to honor your departed loved ones. Your Memorial Ribbons will be tied to beautiful pink and white chochin which will be used this year to decorate the temple, the temple lanai, the walkway leading to the Columbarium, and the Columbarium. Those celebrating Hatsubon (first Obon after death) will be identified by a red bow attached to their Memorial Ribbon. Deadline for ordering Memorial Ribbons is12 noon on Saturday, 6/12/2021. The cost is $20.00 per ribbon.


This year we are excited about adding two new activities for your Obon experience. The first is our “Drive-by Bento Fun-Raiser,” offering 3 different choices of meals. A Meat Bento, Vegetarian Bento, or Nishime Bento. Deadline to order your bento is 12 noon on Wednesday, 6/16/2021. Bento pick-up at the temple will take place from 4:30-5:30pm on Saturday, 6/26/2021, just in time for dinner and bon dancing!


The second offering is an “On-line Silent Auction!”  Winners will be announced during the bon dance and pick-up of items will take place the following two Sundays after the event, or by appointment. Again, check the website for the most up-to-date information, and to view some very beautiful items that will be up for bid!  Come early, come often, and remember, “The early bird catches the worm!”


Please plan to join us on-line on June 26th at 6:00pm for dinner, dancing, and a whole lot of fun!

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Drive-by Bento Fun-Raiser

We will be offering 3 different choices:


Bento #1 - Meat Bento

London Broil, a Shrimp Tempura, White Rice, Shoyu Long Rice, Namasu and Ginger Garnish.

Bento #2 - Vegetarian Bento

Nishime, Yaku Tofu, White Rice, Purple Sweet Potato, Namasu and Ginger Garnish.


Bento #3 - Nishime Mini Bento

Vegetable Nishime and White Rice.

Click on the link below for the order form.

The deadline to order your bento is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 16, 20201.

Bento drive-by pick-up will be on Saturday, June 26, 2021 between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm.

Online Silent Auction

Click on the lavender Silent Auction Site button below to view the items for bid during this years Obon Festivities.  Check back often as new items will be added.


The winners of the auction items will be announced during our virtual bon dance on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 6:00 pm. The items can be paid for and picked up between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 27 & July, 4, 2021 or by calling the WHM office at (808) 622-4320. Items will not be mailed.

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Memorial Ribbons

Honor your departed loved ones with a personalized memorial ribbon. The ribbon will be attached to a chochin that will decorate the temple, temple lanai and walkways, and the Columbarium.

Click on the button below for the order form. The deadline for ordering ribbons is 12:00 noon on Saturday, June 12, 2021.

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