Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Saturday, July 8, 2023
Koboji's 2023 Bon Dance will be held on Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8. More information will be posted at a later date, so please check back soon.
Dances will be led by Koboji Minnyo Kai, Hawaii Eisa Shinyuu Kai, and Waihiawa Ryugen Taiko.
The food booth and bazaar will open each night following the Yagura Prayer Service. Your purchases at the food booths and bazaar support the temple and its groups. Mahalo for your support each year!
Koboji Minnyo Kai Information & Practices
Learn more about the temple's group by clicking here. If you would like to inquire about group membership or practices, please contact the temple office and leave a message for the instructors. Practices and beginner classes are held weekly beginning in February 2023.
If you would like to honor your ancestors by requesting prayers, a minister will carefully create a memorial tablet called toba with your loved one’s name. During the Obon service, ministers will read the toba to call their spirit to the temple so that we may offer prayers and energies with them. A donation of $3.00 per toba is requested.
Toba are carefully written by the ministers so we ask that toba requests be received by Friday, June 16, 2023. Requests will not be taken on the day of the service.
Obon Prayer / Toba Memorial Tablet Requests
If you would like to request a toba be prepared for your ancestors, please complete a form below. Please click here for instructions to complete the form.
Parking for services is available in Koboji's parking lots, which can be accessed from Lo'i Kalo Lane. Lo'i Kalo Lane is immediately east (Diamond Head side) of Mexico Restaurant on School Street. Please use caution as Loi Kalo Lane is a narrow one-lane driveway.
BON DANCE PARKING AT DAMIEN
On-site parking for bon dance is limited. Please help reserve on-site parking for those attending hatsubon services.
Off-site parking for Bon Dance will be available at Damien Memorial School from 4pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Please be courteous to our neighbors at Damien and ensure you are out of the lot by 11pm.