Last Kahuku bon dance slated


By Mike Foley, April 15, 2009

The Kahuku Bon Dance, an annual summer tradition for decades, is coming to an end with its final celebration this year on Saturday, July 25, 2009. An aging and dwindling church membership with no younger replacements is the cause for the decision to shut down the temple.

The Kahuku Buddhist Temple celebrated its 100 anniversary in 2004 with Governor Lingle and then-Mayor Harris in attendance along with high temple officials from its headquarters in Honolulu.

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