I was recently interviewed by Melissa Chang of Nonstop Honolulu / Hawaii IRL to talk about bon dancing. David, president of the Young Okinawans of Hawaii, and I had a great time chatting with Melissa. Enjoy!
There are a couple of videos up so be sure to check out Channel808’s YouTube channel.
And so marks the beginning of Hawaii’s bon dance season. 🙂
For all of you bon dance lovers out there, Donna has created a new website for you to keep up-to-date on where the action is at as well as posts that show you what bon dancing is all about through wonderful photos and videos.
It’ll be great to see others in different parts of the world (so far only the Hawaiian Islands are represented) join in on her website so be sure to contact Donna with your information and let’s make this the place to go to on the Web for bon dance info!
Hawaii’s bon dance season is well underway and Donna (champuru) of DancingFools.org uploaded a clip on her YouTube channel:
Subscribe to champuru on YouTube.
Created a little slideshow of a trip that Nidaime Teishin Kai Hawaii Shibu took to Lanaʻi to take part in the bon dance there this past July. (Can you spot me in any of the slides? 😛 )
We live in Okinawa City, which boasts the best Eisa teams in the country; so each section of the city (Goya, Takahara, Awase, etc.) has a team that goes through the neighboroods playing during Obon.
Paul has YouTube clips up on his site too so check it out! (Paul, I have family in Goya. 🙂 )