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  • 1. JODO MISSION OF HAWAII BULLETIN - May 2010 (#1162-0510) Jodo Mission of Hawaii 1429 Makiki St. Honolulu HI 96814 Address Service Requested Message from Rev. Nakano Page 1-2 Announcements Page 2-4 Japan Yoshimizuko Page 5 Perpetual Memorial Service Page 6-7 Calendar Page 8 Message from Rev. Kanjun Nakano More than a month has passed since I came to Hawaii. Be- cause of your warm welcome and the various ways you have helped me, I was able to start my life in Hawaii smoothly. I would like to thank you again. I came here from Osaka, Japan, by myself. My wife is a musician like me. She has her own piano class at home for many children and adults from our community. She has been teaching piano for about 30 years since we were married. Be- cause of that, it is not easy for her to stop teaching her piano class right now. Our long awaited help for Rev. Yubun Narashiba has Also, the biggest reason she cannot come to Hawaii now is now arrived. Rev. Kanjun that although both of my parents have passed away, her parents Nakano has arrived. Please still live in Osaka. Though her parents live in peace together do not hesitate to introduce on their own now, her father is getting weaker after an opera- yourselves when you see tion for cancer. him.
  • 2. Message from Rev. Nakano (cont’d): Hawaii is on the other side of the ocean for her parents. If both my wife and I move to Ha- waii, they will feel uneasy. And also, we will have to worry about them, too, all the time. Therefore, my wife decided to stay in Japan for now. However, eventually, she will come to Hawaii though it is not in the near future. Actually, both of us are thinking of settling down in Hawaii and applying for the VISA for permanent residency. Now, I am a minister and a musician. As a musician, I am always looking for an inspira- tional sound. There are good sounds and bad sounds. There are happy sounds, inspiring sounds and also uncomfortable sounds which make you cover your ears. Sounds can be made by human voices or musical instruments. These are the sounds that can be heard with your ears. On the other hand, there are sounds which cannot be heard with your ears. They are the sounds which you can hear only with your heart. The sound of the blue sky of Hawaii, the sound of the ocean, the sound of the wind, the sound of your hometown and the sound of your beloved ones. What is the sound of your life? Is your life playing a good sound? Is your sound making people around you happy? Or, is your sound annoying others and you don’t know it? The sound of your life becomes meaningful only when people around you listen to it. The people will hear all of your sounds even if your sounds are good or bad. And then, there are sounds from the infinite universe. You are supposed to be hearing them. The sounds from the infinite universe are the sounds from the Buddha. Buddha is emitting wonderful sounds which everyone can hear with his or her heart. How- ever, many times, our hearts are too dirty to hear those sounds. But, don't worry. There is a way you can hear the sound anytime, anywhere. That is Onenbutsu. Honen Shonin told us that we should live a life so we can always say Onenbutsu at anytime and in any place. Let's keep our hearts clean by Onenbutsu so that we can hear many wonderful sounds, as well as the sounds from the Buddha. *********************************************** *** Fujinkai Meeting Sewing Circle Turkey Fundraiser (Women’s association) May 9: Deadline to turn 5/8 & 5/22 5/2/10 at 8:30 am 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in tickets. Any interested person is welcome May 23: Pickup 9 am YBA Meeting to participate to 2 pm at Jodo 5/23/10 at 8:30 am Mission
  • 3. Outstanding Youth Award Each year the Oahu Rengo Fujinkai (women’s organi- zation comprised of Honolulu and Haleiwa Fujinkai members) honors an Outstanding Youth Award to a Sun- day School student who has good attendance, . This year two persons were selected: A’Marie Paraso and Himawari Kaneda. CONGRATULATIONS! Photo to the left shows Oahu Rengo president Jo Ann Matsuo with A’Marie and Himawari with Rev. Dwight Nakamura (Ret.) in the background. Below is A’Marie and Himawari with their mothers Hitomi Paraso and Naomi Kaneda and Sunday School ad- visor Kay Oshiro and Jo Ann Matsuo. New Addition to Ezaki Family Oahu Jodo Shu Rengo Fujinkai Honors Keiro Rev. and Mrs. Koji Ezaki of Haleiwa Jodo Mission are enjoying their new baby girl named Miku Ezaki. On April 18, 2010, Oahu Jodo Shu Rengo Fujinkai hon- ored its keiro or those over 80 years old. Oahu Rengo consists of Haleiwa and Honolulu Jodo Shu Fujinkai
  • 4. Announcements Sunday School 5/9/10 Mother’s Day Service 10 a.m. Mother’s Day Contest ****** 5/30/10 at 10 a.m. May 9th is Mother’s Day. What do Sunday School will join Memorial you remember most about your Mother, Day Service and Mom, Okaasan? Was it the delicious Baccalaureate Service food she made, the clothes she made for you, the wonderful words of wisdom she had, the encouragement she gave for study- O-Bon Service Schedule ing hard, for doing the best you can, to en- joy life to the fullest, etc. O-Bon Services will be held as follows: In 100 words or less, please send in Thursday, August 5: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. your thoughts to Jodo Mission by Saturday, Friday, August 6: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. May 8. Saturday, August 7: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday, August 8: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Please come to our Mother’s Day Ser- vice on May 9th at 10 a.m. Sign up for O-Bon Service will be- gin 2 hours prior to each service. This is on a first come, first serve basis. No phone orders will be taken. Flowers Needed for Lei Making on Friday, May 28, 2010 Toro Nagashi (lantern floating Please bring Plumeria or other small flowers from the boat: Sunday, August 8 at 8 for leis to Jodo Mission on Thursday, May 27, p.m. (Pier # to be announced later). Boat capacity is limited so we must 2010. limit this to Hatsubon (first O-Bon) Sr. YBA is inviting everyone to join us on families. If you are part of a Hatsubon May 28, 2010 beginning family, please sign up for this event at at 8 am for our Memorial the office and you must be at the an- Day lei making project. nounced Pier by 8 p.m. Please come and help us sew leis for our O-Toba Service Appointments veterans at Punchbowl If you would like to request an O-Toba Cemetery. Lunch will be prayer in front of your O-Toba, please provided. call the Temple at 949-3995 to schedule your appointment. O-Toba Service ap- ****************************** pointments will be accepted from 8:00 Visitations a.m. to 6:45 p.m. from Wednesday, July If you know of anyone who is either in a 28 through Sunday, August 8. care home or hospital, please let us know.
  • 5. JAPAN YOSHIMIZUKO Hawaii Kaikyoku no Goeika CONVENTION IN HAWAII Over 100 years have passed since the teach- ing of the Nembutsu was brought to Hawaii On June 25, 2010 commencing at 9:30 with the arrival of Japanese immigrants. Since a.m., the Japan Yoshimizuko Convention then, this teaching has flourished in the islands, will be held at Jodo Mission of Hawaii. We despite great social changes and struggles. To- day in Hawaii, there are 14 Jodo Shu temples, are expecting 480 members from Japan to devoted to the spread of the spirit of Nembutsu. participate in this Convention. The Chief Abbot Shinko Kishi of the Jodo Jodo Shu high priests and dignitaries Shu Head Temple, Chionin, visited the islands will also arrive with the Japan Yoshimizuko on two occasions to officiate the 750th Com- group. This group will consist of three ma- memorative Memorial Service for Saint Honen jor Jodo Shu grand temples—Chionin, Zo- in 1959 and the 800th Anniversary of the Founding of Jodo Shu in 1972. On each visit, joji and Zendoji. he met with Jodo Shu members on all islands This event will take place in two parts: and composed poems expressing his gratitude Part I is the pre-800th Grand Memorial Ser- and the meaning of Nembutsu, and dedicated vice of Honen Shonin, officiated by the these poems to each of the temples. Archbishop Kisho Yagi of Zojoji Temple, In spring 2000, Bishop Kido Matsunami led which is located at Shiba Park in Tokyo. a Yoshimizuko seminar in Hawaii and com- Part II is the Eisanka (Goeika/Gowasan) posed musical scores to the Chief Abbot Ki- presentation by Chionin Yoshimizuko, Zojoji shi’s poems as goeika to sing. On January 12, 2001, these goeika were officially recognized Yoshimizuko and Zendoji Yoshimizuko. The by the Jodo Shu Eisho Committee of Jodo Shu presentation will include Otonae (singing headquarters in Japan as “Hawaii Kaikyoku no Goeika which are poems created by St. Honen Goeika.” We hope that these songs will be and high priests adoring Buddha and Masters) sung at our temples and that visitors to our is- and performing Omai (Buddhist dance). land temples may also enjoy singing these This is a very historical event for Betsuin to goeika to better understand the deep meaning of accommodate Archbishop Yagi and the three the Nembutsu. The Hawaii Yoshimizuko no grand temple Yoshimizuko groups. What an Goeika are as follows: honor! And such a once in a life-time event. Hawaii Jodo Shu no Goeika On June 26th, this Japan Yoshimizuko Mioshie wa totsukumi Hawaii ni group will split into three groups. Approxi- Tsuta warite mately 200 will visit Hilo Meishoin and par- Kyo no sakae wo miruga to u toki ticipate in their centennial celebration. Also Hawaii Jodo Shu no Goeika (translation) approximately 120 Zojoji Yoshimizuko mem- I witness with exultation bers will visit Maui temples and there will be a The thriving teaching of Nembutsu special service at Lahaina Jodo Mission. Also Perpetuated on these foreign shores over 100+ will travel to Kauai and hold Hawaii Jodo Shu Betsuin no Goeika Goeika presentation at Koloa Jodo Mission. (translation) Hawaii Jodo Shu Betsuin no Goeika The youthful countenance of St. Honen Honolulu no Betsuin no niwa Stands in august dignity Wakaki hino In the garden of the Betsuin Soshi no dozo genzen toshite tatsu
  • 6. What is “Perpetual Memorial Service?” (Eitaikyo) Obituaries This record of a perpetual memorial The Jodo Mission of Hawaii extends service and is called Eitaikyo in Japa- its sincere condolences to the family nese. When the date of death occurs members and loved ones of the follow- for a person listed on this record, the ing members who have recently left ministers pray for that individual during this world for the Pure Land. the morning service. The prayers will Mrs. Edith Mariko Arakawa 79 continue each year for as long as Jodo Mr. Richard Tetsuo Hamanaka 80 Mission exists. Mrs. Masaye Oyama 80 Anyone can be included in it. You Mr. James “Jim” Isasmu Tomita 79 may put your own name on the list, too. Mrs. Gladys Chiyoko Wataoka 98 This also helps when it is difficult to have memorial services. We also wel- Barrier-free Memorial Service come you to attend the morning service Memorial services can be held in Ikoi at 8:30am. Hall, which is located on the ground level How to apply of the temple with bathrooms. If you are Stop by the office, and fill out the ap- having a hard time going up stairs or even plication form. Each name costs $200. using an elevator, please feel free to call After the application is accepted, the the office to make an appointment. name will be listed on the record. (Phone : 949-3995) Wedding Services and Baby Blessings are available upon request. If you are planning Jodo Mission Office to get married or know someone who is plan- ning a wedding or if you would like to renew Hours: your wedding vows, you are welcome to rec- Monday to Saturday ommend our Temple. To pledge eternal love 8am—5pm between husband and wife to Amida Buddha is very important. Sunday & Holidays Baby Blessings: May Amida Buddha’s 8am—3pm love surround our children with love. Please call for an appointment. Your Opinions Your opinions are important to us. Please feel free to send your opinions to Jodo Mission of Hawaii, 1429 Makiki St., Honolulu, HI Rev. Yubun Narashiba 96813. Your opin- Senior Resident Minister Rev. Kanjun Nskano Rev. Dwight Nakamura ions will be treated Resident Minister Retired Minister confidentially. Page 6
  • 7. EITAIKYO (Perpetual Memorial Service) for May 1 Tome Iwamoto Kenji Otani Kenzo Hashimoto Tome Toishigawa Hichizo Nishimura 13 Konzo Nakai 2 Bishop Buntetsu Miyamoto The Nakai Family Etsuo Nakagawa Hikoichi Hirai 24 Zensuke Yokomichi The Hirai Family The Yokomichi Family 3 Mitsuyo Nakahara Moushi Uehara The Kondo Family The Fukunaga Family Teruo Sawamura Kaizo Goto Mitsuko Sasai Fumiko Yogi The Goto Family 4 Eikichi Hirouji Kenichi Hayashi Kichizo Yamamoto The Miyamasu Family Teruo Sawamura The Miyashige Family Tamotsu Takaoka The Sawamura Family The Yamamoto Family Toshio Yoshioka Betty Oshita Takeji Ogata Katsutoshi Kano Kiseno Nakano 5 Sadaichi Mito Satsuki Nakano The Mito Family 14 Kiku Miyashige Kamazo Teruya Michie Makino The Goto Family Natsu Muramoto The Makino & Okamura Family The Miyashige Family Morita Kokubun Fui Yamato 25 Keiichi Mineishi The Yamato Family The Mineishi Family 6 Tokusaburo Fukuda Toshio Karamatsu Kazuo Shidaki The Fukuda Family Kiku Matsumoto The Shidaki Family The Fukuda Family Kura Harada Yoshio Nishimura Tora Kanayama Shinichi Yanagihara Shinsuke Uchiumi Tokusaburo Fukuda Minoru Yamane The Kanayama Family 16 Kamekichi Hayashi Yonosuke Ikuta Tora Kanayama The Hayashi Family The Takazawa Family Hitoshi Nitta Kozo Okamoto Kamato Uyehara Peggy Miyako Ogi 26 Senkichi Fukuda Tamayo Matsumori The Fukuda Family 17 Hiromu Hayashi Fukuji Muranaka Laurie T. Cho Wallace Kazuyo Sakai Kazuo Karimoto Rikio Kunihisa Kuma Tachikawa 18 Hatsuyo Yamamoto Mitsuki Kimoto Kuma Tachii The Yamamoto Family Toshiko Higa Tadami Uemoto 27 Kichi Hisamura 7 Minetaro Katagiri Chizuko Koto The Katagiri Family Torakichi Miyao Haru Shimizu Takashi Saiki Tsuyako Kishii The Kawabe Family The Imamiya Family Takashi Saeki The Mitsujiro Kurashige Family Kiyoshi Hirano Kiyoshi Narahara 28 Iro Yamane Satoru Miura Kayoko Miyamoto Misao Yasuda Toshiko Yamanaka Shuso Gushikuma 8 Toshiko Kusunoki Shurei Gushikuma Tami Kawasaki 19 Kamechiyo Uyehara Kamaru Gushikuma The Kusunoki Family Fumio Fujiwara Kama Gushikuma Tsuru Kitamura The Kawasaki Family 20 Sukeo Matsuno 29 Mayo Yamamoto Yasuo Kagihara The Matsuno Family The Yamamoto Family The Nakagawa Family Hatsue Tsuda The Suzukawa Family The Kitamura Family The Tsuda Family Yazaburo Shoji Seki Tamura Kamei Akamine T0he Shoji Family Haruyo Iwamoto Joji Sakaguchi 10 Sada Kurihara Koan Takara Tomiko Yamanaka The Kurihara Family Benzo Takahashi Haruo Kito The Ajimura Family The Kito Family The Ito Family (Stillborn) 21 Fuji Yamamoto Hatsuko Toishigawa The Yamamoto Family Sumie Ito 11 Masataka Fukuda Shigeko Fujikami The Fukuda Family The Fujikami Family 30 Tamezo Yanagihara Shuzo Mitsutani The Yanagihara Family The Mitsutani Family 22 Tsunekichi Tamanaha Heikichi Ichida Ayataro Nanbu The Tamanaha Family The Ichida Family The Nanbu Family Masuo Tomita Setsu Yamamoto Kimiko Fujii Haruo Nakagawa Mackay Umeichi Yanagisawa Kikuyo Hayashi 23 Hichizo Nishimura Tsunejiro Iwamoto Kinuyo Matsui The Nishimura Family Yoshiko Moritsugu Matsuichi Onaga The Aoki Family 31 Hideo Kuniyuki 12 Konosuke Tsuda Harukichi Hirohama Ichiro Obara The Tsuda Family The Hirohama Family Tahei Harada Kimie Takaoka Ishi Onaga Mieko Takara The Onaga Family Yasu Ogi The Nakamura Family Tomoko Hayashi
  • 8. 8:30am Morning Service May 2010 Jodo Mission of Hawaii Everyday Phone: 949-3995 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 8:30am Fujinkai Meeting 3 4 5 6 7 8 10:30am Maunalani ***3:15 pm Jodo Shu 8:30 am Sewing Class 10:00am Obetsuji Service Visitation hour 9 10am Mother’s Day Service 10 11 12 13 14 15 10:30am Sunday School 10am CCH visitation 11:45am Board Meeting Deadline: Turkey Drumstick Tickets 16 10am Sunday Service 17 18 19 20 21 22 **3:15 pm Jodo Shu hour 8:30 am Sewing Class 10:30am Sunday School 23 8am YBA Meeting 24 25 26 27 28 29 8am Sr. YBA Lei 10am Juzukuri Service Making Pickup: Kala Kokua frozen turkey drumsticks 30 31 ***Jodo Shu Hour Radio K-ZOO (AM1210Khz, Japanese station) 10am Memorial Day Service Baccalaureate Service will May 9: Please mail your remittance and/or return any unsold tickets for Kala Kokua Smoked Turkey to follow Jodo Mission May 23: PICK-UP 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Your Kala Kokua Frozen Smoked Turkey Drumsticks at Jodo Mission June 25: Japan Yoshimizuko Convention at Jodo Mission