As proud sponsors of the Gannenmono 150th Symposium on June 7, 2018, Valley of the Temples is also ringing in the Byodo-In Temple's 50th year — two events that mark the arrival of Japanese immigrants to Hawaii 150 years ago.

To celebrate, we're hosting a large-scale party on Saturday, August 4 that also celebrates Obon and the 50th anniversary of the Byodo-In Temple with fun activities for the entire family, including:

  • Traditional Japanese customs
  • Delicious food: Bento and Andagi
  • Taiko drumming
  • Bon dance
  • Historical photo exhibit
  • Magical floating lantern ceremony
  • Time capsule to be prepared and opened at the temple's 75th anniversary
  • Plus, there will be a drawing to win a chauffeur-driven day tour of O'ahu for four people.*