Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple marks 125 years with bon dance, other festivities

  • Chigo, or young children dressed in Kariginu prepare for a ceremonial procession Sunday for Kona Hongwanji’s 125th Anniversary. Coutesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today

  • Chigo, or young children dressed in Kariginu prepare for a ceremonial procession Sunday for Kona Hongwanji’s 125th Anniversary. Coutesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today

  • Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple celebrates its 125th Anniversary Saturday and Sunday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Officer Michael Gusman joins the Taiko Drummers for a song at Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple’s 125th Anniversary Obon Saturday night. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Dancers participate in Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple’s 125th Anniversary Bon Dance on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Dancers participate in Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple’s 125th Anniversary Bon Dance on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Dancers participate in Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple’s 125th Anniversary Bon Dance on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Dancers participate in Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple’s 125th Anniversary Bon Dance on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Dancers participate in Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple’s 125th Anniversary Bon Dance on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Dancers participate in Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple’s 125th anniversary bon dance on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Dancers participate in Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple’s 125th Anniversary Bon Dance on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Dancers participate in Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple’s 125th Anniversary Bon Dance on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple celebrated 125 years Saturday and Sunday with a bon dance, craft fair, Chigo parade, service and Affirmation Rites.