The Faithful: Joyce, Mike, Aileen, and Doreen
June is fast approaching, which means bon dance season is just around the corner. Part of the Bon Dance Posse gathered for a refresher session with the members of Hawaii Eisa Shinyuu Kai at Jikoen Hongwanji this past Friday.
I love how the dances flow back so naturally, even though nearly a year has passed. Dancing is one of the joys of my life and I look forward to the coming the summer obon.
Bon dance season this year will be different. Going anywhere with Baby Champuru takes a tremendous amount of preparation and packing. Hubby and I discussed the logistics of taking her to the bon dances and the challenges that it presents. I don’t think there are any temples equipped with diaper changing facilities in the restrooms, for example. Another issue is baby’s early bedtime. Most bon dances begin at 7:00 pm, which is usually when I’m starting her bedtime routine so that she can be asleep by 8:00 or 8:30 pm. So, we’ll see how it works out. If not, there’s always next year when she’ll be almost 2 years old and probably much easier to travel with.
Joyce and me
Below is quick glimpse of the practice: