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Oh! Bon at the Moiliili Summer Fest

July 12, 2013
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Last weekend we ate, drank and danced ourselves silly at the Moiliili (pronounced Mo-illy-illy) Summer Fest in the center of Honolulu. Billed as part obon festival and part street fair, there were food booths, shops, live music and at the center of it all, a tower for the Japanese singers surrounded by a large circular area for bon dancing. Although the obon tradition of honoring ancestors is Japanese, the celebration has become pure “local” with all generations and cultures joining in. 

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Nat HI tip: Honolulu Gourmet Foods “Loco Moco” with Hawaii-grown beef, eggs and a truffle brown gravy. And for dessert, the Chocolate Cream Haupia (coconut) Mochi by Saturday Grandma’s.

Wanna go? Check out this great summer obon dance schedule from Honolulu Magazine. 

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