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Oh! Bon at the Moiliili Summer Fest

July 12, 2013

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. 





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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