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Jodo Mission Bulletin - August 2013


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Monthly bulletin of the Jodo Mission of Hawaii.

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  • 1. JodoMissionofHawaii Bulletin-AUGUST2013 JodoMissionofHawaii 1429MakikiSt. HonoluluHI96814 AddressServiceRequested (#1201-0813) Bon Dance 盆おどり August 16, Friday: 6:30pm-9:30pm August 17, Saturday: 6:30pm-9:30pm (August 16, Friday: 5:45pm Jizo Bon prayer will be held in front of Jizo statue) Please come, bring your kimonos, happi coats and dance around the yagura and enjoy the many food items: bentos, BBQ sticks, saimin, sushi, yaki soba, soba salad, spam musubi, Andagi (Okinawan donuts), hot dog, chili, chili and rice, pull pork sandwiches, waffle dog, juice, soda, shave ice, water, etc. Food Booths will start at 4:30pm Kiddie games will also be available Getting ready for the Bon Dance Dancers enjoying themselves around the yagura Games for children
  • 2. Helping with Bon Dance Preparation: If you are willing to help with Bon Dance preparation, your help is most appreciated. Please come to the Temple on Thursday, Aug 15 and/or Friday, Aug 16 and/or Saturday, Aug 17 at 9:00 a.m. If you are only avail- able in the evening during Bon Dance hours, we can also use your help. Please contact the Temple for more information. Bon Dance Practice: Bon dance practice will be held Tuesday, August 13 and Wednesday, August 14, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to practice or learn from instructors in the inner circle. Jodo Mission Happi Coats: Jodo Mission will be selling its own happi coats. If you are interested you may contact Jodo Mission or come to the Bon Dance. Above photo, people are getting ready for Bon Dance. Page 2 Prayer is given before Bon Dance begins Bon Dance is the fellowship part of ancestor worship—Dancing is for everyone! Yummy foods of all kinds! Games for children! Happi coats and bon dance towels for sale People enjoy watching the dancers happily go around the yagura. Children enjoy playing games.
  • 3. 1. When Someone Passed Away Death ↓ Medical examination ↓ Call for a minister ↓ Makuragyo (Bedside service) ↓ Call for a mortuary ↓ Body pick-up ↓ Meeting with the funeral director at the mortuary ↓ Viewing service ↓ Cremation ↓ FUNERAL with the first 7th day service ↓ 49th day service Burial service ↓ Hatsubon (1st O-Bon) service ↓ 1 year memorial service 2. When Someone Is Very Close To Death Call for a minister ↓ Rinju Gyogi (Last rites) ↓ Death ↓ Medical examination ↓ Call for a mortuary ↓ Body pick-up ↓ Meeting with the funeral director at the mortuary ↓ Viewing service ↓ Cremation ↓ FUNERAL with the first 7th day service ↓ 49th day service Burial service ↓ Hatsubon (1st O-Bon) service↓ ↓ 1 year memorial service VISION FOR THE FUTURE (5) By Rev. Yubun Narashiba Japanese Buddhism in Hawaii has a very unique cultural background. In Japan, Buddhist customs differ from village to village, town to town, prefecture to prefecture. This is because Buddhism has been localized to fit to the custom in each area. Since Japanese immigrants came to Hawaii from the various regions of Japan, ceremonial customs are different according to the area where the family came from. However, as time passes, those customs are becoming unclear and more confusing for the younger generations. Because of this confusion, younger generations seem to be going away from Buddhism by saying that Buddhism is hard to understand. Therefore, in this article, I would like to explain the standard procedure of doing a service. As the first, let me show you the two common procedures of having funerals among the members of Jodo Mission of Hawaii. Note: Above two service procedures are purely for informational purpose. We shall honor your family customs and decisions to arrange a funeral service. Page 3 **Editor’s note: This article is a reprint from our August 2011 issue. Because this article contains information you will need to know some day, we will be reprinting it from time to time as space permits.
  • 4. Thank You to All Who Participated with O-Bon Activities Thank you to all who attended our O-Bon Services. It is so nice to see so many fami- lies come to pay respects to their deceased ancestors. For some of you, this may have been your first experience. Hope you enjoyed our services, including the private services. Thank you also for the many monetary and rice donations. Thank you to all our ministers who performed the many O-Bon services (2 services for Hatsubon families and 5 other O-Bon services). Thank you Bishop Gensho Hara and Rev. Yubun Narashiba for conducting services on July 12 and 13 and Rev. Narashiba for the special O-Bon Service on July 14. Thank you also to Rev. Nakano, Rev. Watanabe for your help with O-Bon services. A special thank you to Rev. Koji Ezaki of Haleiwa Jodo Mission for his help with the Friday services. So many families requested private services in front of their O-Tobas. Thank you to Rev. Narashiba, Rev. Nakano and Rev. Watanabe who conducted these private O-Toba services. Thank you again to all our ministers for your many hours of chanting during our ancestors’ visit at O-Bon! Thank you to all who came to help with the O-Toba set up and general cleaning on June 30th. As you can see from the photos on this page, it is hard work to put the O-Tobas up. We could not do it without your help! Hope you enjoyed yourselves and that while you worked hard, you enjoyed the fellowship, which is very important. Thank you to the Fujinkai ladies who prepared meals for the ministers and workers during O-Bon. Thank you to the Sr. YBA for providing beautiful chrysanthemum potted plants for sale. Page 4 O-Toba Set Up Photos [Most photos were taken in 2012; but the same amount of work and manpower is involved with the O-Toba set up] It takes 2 men for each O-Toba - one to position and holdthe O-Toba while the other pounds 2 nails to secure the O-Toba. Above is Richard Murashige and friend work- ing together. Left photo is Rev. Nakano and Clifford Miya- moto working together Both men and women volunteers carry O-Tobas. Above is Dean Soma, Catherine Fujihana and Lianne Kitajima carrying O-Tobas to be placed in their positions. Many O-Tobas are in the truck waiting to be set up. It was a beautiful, sunny day. When all the O-Tobas are set up—how beautiful they look on the Tem- ple grounds!
  • 5. Page 5 O-BON PHOTOS Faces you remember when going to O-Bon service: above is Mae Yo- rimoto who volunteers in the office. Right is Doris Soma and Aki Nishiyama at the sign-in desk. Diane Okubo was at the Choba desk, how- ever we did not have a photo of Diane. Many families attend O-Bon service Right photo is in front of the Segaki-dan. Seated are Debbie Nakata, Tomoko Hisamoto, Sophie Narashiba, Yukari Narashiba and Yoshiko Kitagawa. Goeka offerings are done at the 2:00 p.m. services on Friday and Saturday. [This photo was from 2012.] After each O-Bon Service, ministers go through each row of O-Tobas and give a prayer to each O -Toba. Members also follow the ministers through each row of O-Tobas. Rainbow Pigeons Ceremony: This was our second year in ending our O-Bon Services with the releasing of Rainbow Pigeons to lead our ancestors back to the Pure Land. [Again this year we do not have photos of the Rainbow Pigeons flying. Perhaps by the next month’s Bulletin, someone will share the photos they took of the Rainbow Pigeons. Last year like this year- Sophie Narashiba opened the cage to release the pigeons: white ones, green ones, pink ones, orange ones, purple ones—so beautiful! Fujinkai Craft Fair Honolulu Jodo Shu Fujinkai recently held its first out- side vendor craft fair on Sunday, June 23, 2013. With the help of Diane Okubo (who volunteers at the Betsuin office) approx- imately 14 different outside vendors—selling Tupperware, baby futons, Nerium skin products, hand designed earrings & bracelets, Thirty-One Bags and Accessories, Asian table lamps, ori- gami pictures, money leis, pet products, Hawaiian salt seasonings, kettle corn, sterling silver earrings, necklaces, polymer clay products, hair ornaments for Bon Dance, etc. THANK YOU DIANE AND ALL VENDORS! HOPE YOU HAD FUN! Fujinkai ladies and supporters made maki sushi, inari sushi, sushi vinegar, saba nitsuke, kimpira, tsukemono, pull pork sandwiches, vegetable salad, pasta salad, jams and jelly, brown- ies, cereal mixes for sale. Everything was delicious! THANK YOU FUJINKAI LADIES AND SUPPORTERS! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
  • 6. Obituaries The Jodo Mission of Hawaii extends its sincere condolences to the family members and loved ones of the following members who have recently left this world for the Pure Land. George Sakae Fukuda 85 Soichi Akiyama 95 Charles Yoshito Oshita 89 Dorothy Sakiko Kobayashi 86 James Shoichi Hasebe 89 Janice Yoshiko Kitashiro 89 Richard Shunichi Yoshida 81 Henry Arthur 77 Kazue Ohara 88 Jodo Mission Office Hours: Monday to Saturday 8am—5pm Sunday & Holidays 8am—3pm Phone: 949-3995 Website: Rev. Yubun Narashiba Head Minister Rev. Kanjun Nakano Resident Minister Rev. Dwight Nakamura Retired Minister Page 6 Rev. Yasuhiro Watanabe 2013 BON DANCE SCHEDULE OF JODO SHU TEMPLES Island Temple Phone No. Dates Times Oahu Betsuin 949-3995 Aug 16 to 17 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Haleiwa 637-4382 July 26 to 27 7/26: 8 pm – 10 pm 7/27: 8 pm – 11 pm Big Island [Hawaii] Kurtistown Call Rev. Miyazaki (808) 935-6996 August 3 8:00 pm Hilo July 12 to 13 7/12: 7:30 pm 7/13: 8:00 pm Hakalau August 17 8:00 pm Hamakua Call Rev. Wansa (808) 775-0965 August 10 6:30 pm Kohala July 13 6:30 pm Hawi August 3 6:30 pm Maui Kahului Call Rev. John Hara (808) 244-0066 August 10 7:00 pm Wailuku June 28 7:00 pm Lahaina (808) 661-4304 July 6 7:00 pm Kapaa (808) 822-4319 August 2 to 3 7:30 pmKauai Koloa (808) 742-6735 July 5 to 6 7:30 pm Apology for July Eitaikyo List: We apologize for incorrectly spelling the following deceased per- son’s name or placing name on incorrect day: 7/7: Kenneth Tsugio Ito 7/26: Pauline Aiko Nakamura
  • 7. EITAIKYO (Perpetual Memorial Service) for August 2 Sato Hirouji The Miyamasu Family The Hirouji Family The Nakamura Family Tadashi Nakamura Janet Okawa 3 Satsu Hashimoto The Hashimoto Family 4 Masaichi Harada Tsuru Nomura The Nomura Family Sumako Iguchi Kenkichi Kimoto Keisuke Masuda 5 Tori Matsubara The Matsubara Family Tahei Higashimura The Higashimura Family Mantaro Nitta Toichiro Tomita Yutaka Kubota 6 Toshiko Nishimura Yoshio Fujii 7 Kametaro Yano (2) The Yano Family The Yano, Konaka & Hayashi Family Chokichi Tanaka The Tanaka Family Aiko Fukuhara The Inouye Family Kikuno Yamane Kaneichi Kato 8 Takao Tsuda Kitae Yamanaka The Yamanaka Family Zentoku Takara Kame Taira Russel Hideo Uehara 9 Takeo Sato The Sato & Suzuki Family Hiro Yonemoto Tora Higashi The Hashimoto Baby Evelyn Murakami Yonemoto Family The Higashi Family 10 Seitaro Yamamoto The Suzuki & Yamamoto Family Takaji Shigeoka Kinichi Imai Saburo Nishimura Ito Fujita The Fujita Family Hideo Yamagata 11 Tomegusu Kotake Kuranoshin Matsumoto 12 Hatsuichi Karimoto 14 Ashizuchi Fujikami The Fujikami Family Shizuo Yokomichi The Yokomichi & Kondo Family Iichi Yanagihara Yoshijiro Iwamoto 15 Maki Hara The Hara Family Bishop Shoshin Inouye The Nose Family Sata Nitta Torano Toyoshiba Noboru Hamamura Hatsue Yamada Watanabe Robert Tokusai Kaneshiro 16 Masao Mizuno The Mizuno & Ohta Family Ume Miyamasu The Miyamasu Family The Masaki Family Yoneo Masuda The Masuda Family 17 Toshikata Shinagawa David Kenji Moritsugu Kiyoji Yamamoto Kazuyo Furukawa 18 Mitsuru Morisako The Morisako & Ishii Family Shinsuke Mito The Mito Family Fuji Yasumoto Hanayo Imai Miyuki Ono Toraichi Kurakake Rev. Ryokai Yamanaka Ruysuke Machida Haruo Okuhara 19 Eiko Maeda The Maeda Family Kiyoshi Hisamura Hisano Oyabu The Oyabu & Kondo Family Wakichi Suzui Family Takeshi Umetsu Sakae Matsumoto 20 Shizue Iwamoto Henry Hashimoto Kame Namihira Chie Nakagawa 21 Yoshisuke Sato The Sato & Suzuki Yutaka Tejima The Tejima Family Saka Kuniyuki Morishige Inage Misao Kuniyuki Yoshi Nishimura Toshiyuki Ogawa Toraichi Kurakake 22 Yuri Hironaka The Hironaka & Ishimoto Family Masuichi Tabata Miyoko Hokushin Takenouchi 23 Yoshisuke Masuda Raymond Totsuji Nishiyama 24 Kazuo Kano The Kano & Wataba Family Teisuke Hamamoto The Hamamoto Family Eizo Fukuda Tatsuki Heirakuji Sueko Onaga 25 Tema Iuchi The Iuchi Family Kiku Masuda The Masuda & Asamura Family Etsuko Ohta The Ohta Family Koji Yasumoto Gladys Otsui Ikeda 26 Tadasuke Nishida Masaji Ishida Umeno Masuda Torao Maehara 27 Harumi tasaka Shigeo Kobashigawa The Kobashigawa Family 28 Hitoshi Mizuno The Mizuno & Ohta Family Seikuro Hisamura Shichiemon Ebisuzaki (2) Hana Noyama 29 Tadashi Higashi The Higashi Family Kenji Hamada The Hamada Family Atsushi Fujita The Fujita Family Masahiko Miyagi 30 Thomas Takeshi Tanaka Elsie Kikuya Tatei Katsumi Nishimoto Sojoro Takamura 31 Toshiyasu Misawa (2) Misawa & Watanabe Family Misawa Family Akira Misawa Riyo Yano Edith Kiyoko Kaneshiro
  • 8. SunMonTueWedThuFriSat 123 45678910 11121314151617 18192021222324 25262728293031 8:30amMorningService EverydayAugust2013JodoMissionofHawaii Phone:949-3995 BonDance:6:30pm-9:30pm 8:00YaguraKuzushi NOSUNDAYSEVICE BonDanceClean-up 5:45pmJizoBonPrayer 8:00amYaguraSetUp NOSUNDAYSERVICE 11:45BoardMeeting 10:00SundayService ComingEvents: Sept9KeiroKai&Grandparents’Day Sept15DeadlineforAutumnChutobaOrdersforHiganService Sept20-22KyokuConvention(HawaiiCouncilofJodoMissions) Sept29@10amHiganService 8:30FujinkaiMeeting 10:00SundayService BonDancePractice 7:00pmto9:00pm 8:30SewingCircle 8:30SewingCircle FujinkaiMeeting (Women’sassociation) August4at8:30a.m. SewingCircle August10and24 at8:30a.m. SundaySchool August25 at10:30am NOMALAMACHILDREN’S CHOIRinAugust YBAMeeting NOMEETINGinAugust