JODO MISSION OF HAWAII
BULLETIN - OCTOBER 2010
Jodo Mission of Hawaii
1429 Makiki St.
Honolulu HI 96814
Address Service Requested
Bazaar will be held on
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Bazaar preparation: Your help is needed on Sunday, October 10, at 10:30 am
to bring out all the stored Bazaar items to the Social Hall. Throughout the year
people drop off items to be sold at the Annual Bazaar and these items are stored.
Now we need to take out these stored items. Lunch will be provided.
Also, during the week from Monday, October 11 to Saturday, October 16, beginning
at 9:00 a.m. each day, help is needed to sort, organize and price the many donated items
in preparation of the Bazaar.
Donations of useable clothing, household items, plants, baked goods, craft items,
etc. are welcomed and greatly appreciated. Please feel free to drop non-perishable
items off anytime during our office hours:
Monday to Saturday: 8 am—5 pm Sunday & holidays: 8 am—3 pm
No furniture or bulky items will be accepted. All items must be dropped-off at the Temple.
Volunteering Can Be Fun
After spending the Bon Dance days stringing BQ
sticks, making musubi’s, spam musubi’s, then selling
bentos in the evenings, the Miyamoto women (Peggy and
Ethel) were still smiling.
Come join us and meet new friends, renew old
friendships. Volunteering can be fun! It also can be most
rewarding and satisfying. We need people of all ages!!
Yard person needed: We need help with our yard. If any-
one would like to volunteer some time, it would be greatly
appreciated. Bring a friend to help.
Thank you Stanley Oshita for the many hours you have
given to the beauty of our yard. Please come back if you
have some time. This photo of Mr. Oshita was taken in 2008.
Thank You (continuation from page 3)
THANK YOU also to Gene Ikeda who always helps by emptying all the
trash cans as more and more food is eaten. This year, he had a helper, his doctor,
by the name of Dr. Hingson Chun (Mrs. Hisamoto’s son-in-law). Gene always
helps with the trash detail, even during the Japan Yoshimizuko Group in June
2010 he took away empty boxes of leis as more and more of the Yoshimizuko
Group arrived and more leis given. He also helps with parking at some events.
Thank You to All Our Members!
By Bishop Gensho Hara
The Japan Yoshimizuko Hawaii visitation and observances were
held in Hawaii from June 25 to 27, 2010. This once-in-a-lifetime
observance was impressively held at the Betsuin and the temples of the
other islands. The Japanese delegation expressed their deep gratitude
for the utmost Aloha and cooperation from the Hawaii members.
My sincere appreciation goes to all of you as well for your hard
work in welcoming them. May I ask for your continued support for
the betterment of Hawaii Jodo Shu.
Note: We apologize to Bishop Hara for not including your Thank
You note to the Betsuin members in our September Bulletin.
Bishop Hara gave a nice Welcome address to the Japan Yoshimi-
zuko members—please see page 5
BON DANCE 2010
Dancers having fun dancing! Dancers have so much
fun going from one Bon Dance after another, learn-
ing new ways of doing certain dances, making new
Thank you to everyone who participated in
our recent Bon Dance. Thank you to the
Dancers from 4 different groups who partici-
pated and made our Bon Dance fun!!
Thank you to Teruto Soma & Masa
Kitijima who handled the PA system & co-
ordinated with the Dancers.
Thank you also to the Sunday School who han-
HAPPY WORKERS: Doris Soma and Harue Maki dled the drinks (soda and bottled water), shaved
show off the Jodo Mission happi coat for sale. Not
ice, andagi and kiddy games, including the new
shown here is Miki Karimoto and Ann Gimbo.
game of 1 minute and catch all the fish you can.
Sunday School helpers consisted mostly of a combination of the Oshiro and Kitajima families and
Thank you to the YBA friends who made and sold delicious BBQ meat on sticks, Spam
musubis, musubis with furikaki, bentos, chili with rice, chili with hot dogs, and saimin.
Thank you also to the Fujinkai ladies who made and sold Yaki Soba. They also sold sushi.
Thank you to the Waffle Dog guy and Lianne Kitajima who helped him and Yvonne Sugi-
hara and her family who made and sold a variety of dishes each night made with the Smoked Tur-
Thank you to the Pearl City Lions Club for handling the parking.
Thank you to Clifford Miyamoto & Mrs. Nekomoto who handled the Choba.
Thank you also to Lucius Fujihana and his daughter who came to help cleanup early on
Sunday morning, August 22. Thank you also to those who helped with the yagura kuzushi and
chochin lanterns—Teruto Soma, Masa Oshito, Ian Kitajima, Myron Mitsuyasu, Ryan Ozawa
so that we will be ready again next year August.
THANK YOU EVERYONE! There were many, many others who we have not personally
named and we thank you for your support in our Temple’s Bon Dance and we shall see you again
next year!!! Page 3
Jodo Mission of Hawaii ハワイ浄土宗別院こども合唱団「マラマ」
Kids Choir “Malama” 団員募集のお知らせ
Jodo Mission of Hawaii, Kids Choir ハワイ浄土宗別院では、以下の通り、こども
“Malama” is now accepting applications from its 合唱団の団員募集いたします。
members as follows:
Age: 5 – 8 years old 募集年齢：5歳～８歳
We will sing mainly Japanese songs and 日本語の歌を中心に仏さまの歌、一般の歌を
Buddhist gathas. Children will learn how to read いたします。
music notes. Practice will be in Japanese begin- 練習は日本語で行います。
ning November 2010, twice a month on Sundays. 楽譜の読み方を指導いたします。
For further details, please call Jodo Mission 詳細は、ハワイ浄土宗別院、電話949-
of Hawaii at 949-3995. 3995、までお問い合わせください。
Old Mayonnaise Jars Needed
Honen & Shinran
Nov. 20 & 21, 2010 for Bazaar
Please bring your 32 oz. glass mayonnaise
jars to the Temple so we can fill them with
in commemoration of the 800th Sushi Vinegar. Sushi vinegar is
Memorial Anniversary of Honen Shonin very popular and in order to
and the 750th Memorial Anniversary of have it available as a Bazaar
his student, Shinran Shonin, Zenshinza item, we will need your help in
Theatre Company presents a colorful obtaining as many 32 oz. glass
drama depicting the struggles and pas- mayonnaise jars as possible.
sions of the two most important figures
in Japanese Buddhism.
Presented in three acts by a cast
of 75 actors, musicians, costumers and Sunday School
We welcome children to join our Sun-
Don’t miss this rare opportunity.
day School. Let’s enjoy studying Onem-
Please contact the Temple for more
information. butsu by doing various activities.
10/31/10 at 10:30 am
Sewing Circle Fujinkai Meeting YBA Meeting
10/9/10 (Women’s Association)
10/24 8:30 am
8:30 am.- 11:00 am 10/3 8:30 am
Welcome Message to the Yoshimizuko Members
By Bishop Gensho Hara
[Given on June 25, 2010]
Welcome to Hawaii!
On behalf of the Hawaii Council of Jodo Missions, I would like to extend my heartfelt welcome
to you—the Yoshimizuko members of Chionin, Zojoji and Zendoji Grand Temples—who have all
come from far away Japan to observe the 800th Grand Memorial Service of Honen Shonin and Yoshi-
mizuko Eisho (traditional Jodo Shu choir and dance) Convention
For over one hundred years, dating back to our pioneer immigrants to later generations, members
have gathered here to pray in front of this altar on joyous occasions and in moments of sorrow. Dur-
ing World War II, which began with the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Army seized the Betsuin
buildings. Only the statute of Amida Buddha could watch over the future of this temple.
When this temple was originally dedicated in 1932, the then Jodo Shu Secretary General Dr. Kai-
gyoku Watanabe, a renowned Sanskrit scholar, named the structure the “Sacred Hall of Pure Land
Buddhism.” Dr. Watanabe wrote this in large Sanskrit letters and had it engraved. Today, we can see
this engraving above the entrance to the temple.
Today, we observe the 800th Grand Memorial Service of Honen Shonin officiated by Kisho Yagi
of Zojoji Temple. Following this, we shall enjoy your Eisho performance.
Tomorrow, you will visit the temples on the islands of Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai to observe Eisho
Offering Services and congregate with the Jodo Shu members of Hawaii. Through these services and
observances, I pray that we can promote the teaching of Nembutsu in Hawaii and that it will be a joy-
ous occasion for all. The members of the island temples anxiously await your arrival.
I hope that your visit to Hawaii will be a most pleasant and memorable one.
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HAPPY KEIRO KAI
Front row (Sunday School):
A’Marie, Himawari, Sophie, Takeru,
Second row: Martha Miura (86),
Tomoko Hisamoto (86), Gene Ikeda
(88), Yoshiko Kitagawa (91), Kimiko
Kitagawa (93), Muriel Shimoda (88),
Carol Yanagihara (87), June Suzuki
(86), David Miyamoto (86)
Third row: Harue Maki (83), Stanley
Kitajima (84), Doris Soma (84), Judy
Teruya (84), Wallace Ota (85), Rev.
Dwight Nakamura (Retired)(84),
Rocky Mishina (86)
Fourth row: Evelyn Gushiken (82), Peggy Miyamoto (81), Ethel Miyamoto (81), Clifford Miyamoto (81).
On September 12, the Sunday School and Junior YBA honored the Keiro members (those
over 80 years old) with a special musical and dance treat as well as a delicious lunch. The old-
est member was Kimiko Kitagawa at a young age of 93. It is so wonderful to see the young
and old get together. If you were not able to attend, please try to make it next year!!
What is “Perpetual Memorial
Service?” (Eitaikyo) Obituaries
This record of a perpetual memorial ser- The Jodo Mission of Hawaii extends
vice and is called Eitaikyo in Japanese. its sincere condolences to the family
When the date of death occurs for a person members and loved ones of the following
listed on this record, the ministers pray for members who have recently left this
that individual during the morning service.
world for the Pure Land.
The prayers will continue each year for as
long as Jodo Mission exists.
Edna Ritsu Sang 89
Anyone can be included in it. You may put
Mitsuo Maeda 80
your own name on the list, too. This also
Raymond Tetsuji Nishiyama 81
helps when it is difficult to have memorial
Etsuko Matsushita 81
services. We also welcome you to attend the
Agnes Midori Kuriyama 91
morning service at 8:30am.
Toshiko “Judy” Mayeda Yanagihara 91
How to apply
Stop by the office, and fill out the applica-
tion form. Each name costs $200. After the Wedding Services, Baby Blessings,
application is accepted, the name will be House Blessings are available
listed on the record. upon request.
If you are planning to get married or
know someone who is planning a wedding
or if you would like to renew your wedding
Jodo Mission Office vows, you are welcome to recommend our
Temple. To pledge eternal love between
Hours: husband and wife to Amida Buddha is very
Monday to Saturday important.
8am—5pm Baby Blessings: May Amida Buddha’s
love surround our children with love.
Sunday & Holidays
House Blessings: May your new house,
8am—3pm apartment, home be blessed.
Please call for an appointment.
Rev. Yubun Narashiba Rev. Kanjun Nakano Rev. Dwight Nakamura
Head Minister Resident Minister Retired Minister
EITAIKYO (Perpetual Memorial Service) for October
1 Yuriko Hirono
11 Shizuo Fujikami 22 Kei Sawamura
2 Takeo Taniguchi The Fujikami Family Kiyomi Fujimoto
Yasumoto Kawahara Shizuyo Kimura
The Kawahara Family The Kimura Family 23 Shigezaburo Kanayama
Yoshimi Ohara Takeo Nakata The Kanayama Family
Shuichi Yamamura Ayako Nakamura Noboru Kuriyama
Tsukie Iwamoto The Kuriyama Family
Akira Hashimoto 12 Mitsuo Hisamura Kosai Nakamura
Taniguchi Family Aoki Family Shozaemon Yoshida
Katsuko Tsuji Kiyoto Horiuchi
13 Ishimoto’s Child Eleanor Sato
3 Tome Yanagihara The Ishimoto & Akimoto Family
The Yanagihara Family Yoshiko Imaguchi 24 Yoshiichi Yamada
Masa Ueda The Imaguchi Family The Yamada Family
Bishop Bino Mamiya Seizo Hayashi Kitaro Yamato
Tanezo Fujimoto Masanobu Asai The Yamato Family
Kana Kimura Miru Umemoto
14 Yukichi Sakuda
4 Tsune Matsumori The Sakuda Family 25 Mamoru Fukuda
The Matsumori Family Tsunejiro Imaguchi The Fykuda Family
Senichi Iwaki The Imaguchi Family Asataro Yamamoto
The Iwaki Family Shotaro Ueda The Yamamoto Family
Robert Yanagihara The Ueda Family Hatsuji Yamamoto
Kokichi Okimura Komao Harada
5 Toshiro Ashinaka The Okimura Family Masa Ikuta Yamada
The Morita & Ashinaka Family Masato Kamisato
Daughter of K. Nakamura Tsune Nomiyama 26 Kikuji Okada
Rinji Inouye Teruko Sumimoto Yaichi Maruich
Hideo Imamoto Shimo Hirouji Taro Taira
6 Masu Tanimura 15 Arata Nishimoto
The Tanimura Family The Nishimoto Family 27 Fumio Yanagihara
Fukashi Yamamoto The Yanagihara Family
6 Kazuhiro Kawabuchi Kiku Yanagihara Nobuo Amakawa
7 Itsue Hirohama 16 Ichijiro Aoki Take Kimura
The Hirohama & Kawasugi Family The Aoki & Okubo Family Toichi Toyofuku
Wakamaru Masaki Iwakichi Matsumori Masa Furukawa
Mamu Teraoka The Matsumori Family
Nobuichi Nobuji 28 Hideo Inouye
8 Junichi Nanba Yoshio Tsuda
The Nanba Family Kazue Uyehara 29 Takayuki Kameoka
Sato Morikawa The Kameoka Family
The Morikawa Family 17 Tome Nagata Take Hinotsume
Yonesuke Yonemoto Marsha Yoshioka Haruyo Hashimoto
The Yonemoto Family
Setsuko Tanaka 18 Takeichi Shintaku 30 Fuji Yamada
The Tanaka Family Tokuichi Iwasaki The Yamada Family
Nobue Noyama Katsu Hashimoto Sue Matsuo
Gunichi Wakazuru Marla M. Horiuchi The Matsuo Family
Mamoru Furuya Tomoaki Ito Chiyoko Ogata
9 Shinzo Kawamoto 20 Masaichi Ishizaki 31 Rikizo Fukuda
Mino Kamisato The Fukuda Family
10 Asa Isobe Shuichi Yamamura Tora Okawa
The Isobe Family Iso Ikuta The Okawa & Shigeoka Family
Kiso Fujimoto Kuni Yamamoto
Takeo Ishida 21 Aiko Okamoto The Yamamoto Family
Shizuku Hashimoto The Okamoto & Nakamoto Family Yasuko Mitsuyasu
Henry Yoshiichi Uyehara Shizuyo Fukada
Jodo Mission of Hawaii
8:30am Morning Service October 2010 Phone: 949-3995
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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8:30 Fujinkai Meeting
10:00 Sunday Service 10:30am Maunalani **3:15 pm Jodo Shu
8:30 Sewing Class
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10:00 Family Service
10am CCH visitation Hour
10:30 BAZAAR SET UP
12:00 Board Meeting BAZAAR P R E P A R A T I O N: All week until Bazaar Day 10/17/10
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NO SUNDAY SERVICE
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8:30 YBA Meeting
10:00 Sunday Service
31 10:00 Sunday Service
November Kids Choir ‘Malama” (children 5-8 years)
10:30 Sunday School
Nov 14 at 10:00 a.m. O-Juya Family Service
Nov 20-21 Zenshinza Theater presentation of “Honen & Shinran”
**Jodo Shu Hour Radio K-ZOO (AM1210Khz, Japanese sta-
tion) Dec 5 Jodo-e Service-H.B.C.
Dec 12 General Clean-up—We need your help on this day!