Saturday evening, my Grandma wanted to go to the Pearl City Hongwanji's O-bon service so I took her.
We got there a little before 18:00 and there were a LOT of people sitting, eating and chatting, and waiting for the Bon Dance to start (at 19:30).
After the service we came out and it seemed like the amount of people had grown, there were more people sitting on the church's front lawn, some had brought their own chairs, it almost seemed like there was going to be some kind of concert or something.
I overheard that most of the food was sold out by about 19:00!
Luckily, my grandma and I had eaten dinner before going to the service.
I did manage to pick up some andagi (Okinawan donut) made by DA ANDAGI GUY, a local shop that you can find sometimes in front of Pearl City Don Quijote (a local supermarket)...4 golf ball sized andagi for US$1 in plain or cinnamon.
Since Grandma didn't want any, I bought 8 plain to take home to share with my Mom and Dad.
It was nice to see this bon dance, a little different atmosphere from the one last week. It was also nice to spend some time with my Grandma.
Have a nice week.