Jodo Mission Bulletin - September 2013


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The monthly newsletter of the Jodo Mission of Hawaii for August 2013.

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Jodo Mission Bulletin - September 2013

  1. 1. JodoMissionofHawaii Bulletin-SEPTEMBER2013 JodoMissionofHawaii 1429MakikiSt. HonoluluHI96814 AddressServiceRequested (#1202-0913) September 8—Keiro Kai and Grandparents’ Day The Intermediate YBA and Sunday School will honor our Keiro members (all those 80 years old and older) on Sunday, September 8, at 10 a.m. Please join us if you are able to come. Also, younger generation, please bring your parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles who are 80 years and older to join this event! It will be a special treat for them!
  2. 2. Collecting Donations for Bazaar Our Bazaar will be held on Sunday, October 27. If you have any donations, please bring them to the Temple! Please separate your donations by categories (clothing, kitchen utensils and dishes, toys, trinkets, books) and please mark the categories. Jodo Mission will not pick up your do- nations. Thank you for your understanding. Page 2 Parking Lot Has Been Repaved! Please come and see our newly repaved parking lot! After 30 years, the parking lot is again like new! No more pot holes! There was a lot of time and effort and of course money involved in having the parking lot re- paved. Pacific International Paving, Ltd. did the paving. Special thank you to Elizabeth Karimoto of Blue Sky Realty who coordinated all the apartment renters with the special scheduling, i.e. where and when parking was available. Also, thank you to our neighbors, Shriners Hospital for Children and Hawai- ian Mission Academy for accommodating the apartment renters’ as well as our ministers’ vehicles when it was not possible to park on any part of the temple grounds. Thank you also to Rev. Narashiba who was the contact person.
  3. 3. BON DANCE (August 16-17, 2013) THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Bon Dance held on August 16-17, 2013. There were so many, many people helping behind the scenes and we really appreciate all your hard work. It is with everyone’s help that we can continue to do this event. Without someone arranging with the bon dancers, getting the yagura up, arranging for the stairway to get on top of the yagura, someone setting up chairs so people could sit down, someone getting the omamoris, also someone selling omamoris, bon dance towels, happi coats, kimonos, parking attendants, making and selling andagis (Okinawan do- nuts), someone making and selling the Jodo Mission special shaved ice, someone making and selling musubis, spam musubis, someone making and selling chichi dango, someone or- dering and selling saimin, someone making and selling grilled BBQ sticks, someone making and selling sushi, yaki soba, soba salad, pull pork sandwiches, someone making and selling hot dogs, chili and rice, someone making and selling waffle dogs, hamburgers, someone making sure that all the trash cans were not overflowing with trash, someone answering the many questions people called about, including “how do I get to Jodo Mission?” or “where can I park?” Thank you also to the many, many dancers who came and had fun dancing. We could not do it without you. We hope everyone had time to catch up with old friends, made new friends, got together with your relatives!! Below, please find photos of some of those who participated in our Bon Dance. Page 3 Jizo Bon Prayer: Our Jizo-sama statue has returned from Japan and is repaired. It is so nice to see it at the entrance to Jodo Mission of Hawaii. Above is Bishop Gensho Hara and Rev. Kanjun Nakano conducting the Jizo Bon Prayer with our Goeka group of Tomoko Hisamoto, Sophie Narashiba and Yukari Narashiba performing prior to the opening of our Bon Dance. Please note they are just under the beautiful bodhi tree with their beautiful leaves Yagura Set Up: Ian, Jo Ann, Henry, Glenn, Rev. Narashiba, Rev. Nakano and Rev. Watanabe Yagura set up also means setting up the lighting system. Above Ian, Ryan and Jo Ann find the hole for the light pole. The light pole is in place!
  4. 4. BON DANCE (August 16-17, 2013) Traffic: Rev. Narashiba was directing traffic to the Temple. Directing traffic at Hawaii Mis- sion were Burt and Ryan. Taking a break are Megan and friend, both attending school in Oregon (hope to see you next year)! Page 4 Dulcie Yano and her husband Alvin Yano came from Kauai to help the YBA group in mak- ing spam musubi, musubi, etc. Alvin’s sister was Carol Yano who passed away early this year. Each Bon Dance, Dulcie would travel from Kauai and together with Carol’s cousin Amy Yano, they would help Carol with the YBA. This year Carol’s brother Alvin also made the trip and helped out a lot with the chili—you could see him traveling with pans of chili from the kitchen to the social hall. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Come again next year! Taiko Instructor Tsutomu Nakai and his stu- dents performed before the dancing began. So much talent! Andagis (Okinawan donuts) are very deli- cious! There are always long lines. Kay Oshiro looks on as the Kawamura family help fry andagis. Each year the Kawamura family, Ono family, Masatsugu family and Yamauchi family come from Haleiwa to help fry andagis. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Faith Nekomoto comes each year and helps Clifford at the Choba table selling omamoris and bon dance towels Rocky Mishina came to help Clifford at the Choba table. Jo Ann checked in with Amy and Ralph getting ready to sell saimin Dancers going around the yagura. Ryan Ozawa paints with steady hands new date and time on Bon Dance ban- ner. When the paint dried, Ryan, Ian & Burt put the banner up, which was not an easy task. They said they will do better next year. Thank you!
  5. 5. AUTUMN O-Higan Chutoba Form (彼岸会中塔婆申し込み用紙) Your Name(お名前) : Phone(電話): Name of Deceased (亡くなった方のお名前): 1. 2. 3. 4 One Chutoba is $7 X Total of Chutoba = Total $ (中塔婆1本7ドル) (本数) (合計) Please make checks payable to “Jodo Mission of Hawaii”. DEADLINE: Sunday, September 15, 2013 FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Order accepted by Date accepted / /2013 (In person/ Mail / By phone) Received by Date paid: ________/______/2013 (Cash / Check #_____________) Write O-HIGAN SERVICE The word “Higan” literally means “the other shore” in Japanese. One shore represents the world we are in, and the oth- er shore “Higan” represents Amida Buddha’s Pure Land. The river represents the bad mind we all possess. The concept is that we practice the teaching to reach the other shore across the river. We have two Higan seasons in a year. One in spring, the oth- er in autumn, as Higan is held during the week of the spring and autumn equinox. Shan Tao, one of the highest ranking priests of Jodo Buddhism in China said that the sun sets due west during the equinox thus it is a good opportunity to think about Bud- dha’s Pure Land which exists far away in the west, as well as appreciate our ances- tors who are also there. Please join us for our Higan-e service and think about Amida Buddha’s Pure Land and our ancestors. Our Higan-e Service will be held: Sunday, September 29 at 10:00 am Chutoba prayers will be conducted during this service. If you would like a Chuto- ba prayer for your ancestors, please fill out the form on this page and send it or drop it off at the Jodo Mission office by Sunday, September 15th. Thank you. Page 5 Higan Service September 29 at 10 a.m. ____ I plan to attend service ____ I do not plan to attend
  6. 6. O b i t u a r i e s 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. Edna Mariko Sakuda 84 Seiki Nakayama 92 Jodo Mission Office Hours: Monday to Saturday 8am—5pm Sunday & Holidays 8am—3pm Phone: 949-3995 Website: Page 6 Rev. Yubun Narashiba Head Minister Rev. Kanjun Nakano Resident Minister Rev. Dwight Nakamura Retired Minister Rev. Yasuhiro Watanabe Apology for August Eitaikyo List: We apologize for not listing the following deceased person’s name: 8/11: Thomas Yoshiaki Shimizu 8/14 Shizuno Muraoka More Bon Dance Photos: Taiko Instructor Tsutomu Nakai and students People enjoying the food and socializing with friends and family before Bon Dance began. Christine, Peggy, Kay, Susan, Lynn and Ed were selling mochi, bentos, spam musubis, pull pork sandwiches, yaki soba, soba salad, sushi (inari and maki sushi)
  7. 7. EITAIKYO (Perpetual Memorial Service) for September Seijiro Mitsuyasu The Mitsuyasu Family Takao Nishimura The Nishimura Family Kamado Gushikuma Kiku Sugimoto The Sugimoto & Samoto Family Yutaro Karamatsu The Karamatsu Family Kiku Kusunoki The Kusunoki Family Minbunosuke Sakuda Eikichi Nakamoto The Okamoto & Nakamoto Family Reverend Hoyu Ohta The Ohta Family Katsume Kuniyuki Shizuko Morita Kikuno Mitsutani Nobuo Yoshida Eisuke Tamura Kikuyo Iwamoto Shigeki Hayashi Yuriko Naito Toramatsu Yamamoto Kamekichi Shigeoka Suteno Yoshida Masaichi Toishigawa Kichigoro Ikeda Suke Muranaka The Muranaka Family Higashi Tojo The Tojo Family Toshiko Judy Yanagihara Mitsue Shigeoka Shunsuke Ogi The Ogi Family Shigeru Taketa Yone Wakayama Umeda Masako Koyama Ritsu Inada (2) The Inada Family (2) The Morimoto Family Tsune Kuniyuki Shimo Hashimoto Sana Tamura Yukie Sakaue Yorizo Yamane TheYamane Family The Harada Family Ikuzo Kuniyuki Nobuo Tsuda Mike Shigeo Hara Junji Sano The Nishimoto Family Sada Hayashi The Hayashi Family Masao Fukuzawa Tsuneyasu Tamanaha Umeyo Ohta Taeko Stella Uehara Kigoro Takada The Takada Family Kumayo Nomura The Nomura Family Yoshio Kawakami Yasuichi Moritsugu The Henry Hijii Family Matsu Ohta Kikuzuchi Takaoka Toshio Mitani Umeyo Nishimura The Nishimura Family Ishi Yagi The Yagi & Okada Family Takeji Ohara Masaji Kawasugi Shizue Masuda Yuji Yokoyama Ayako Nakata James Hajime Koike Shigenari Uesugi Okaji Hashimoto The Hashimoto Family Fujie Nomiyama Kinjuro Sugimoto The Sugimoto & Samoto Family Take Kitagawa The Kitagawa Family Tameo Shinntani Kamejiro Uyeda Hoichi Fujita The Fujita Family Mie Kashiwa Fumiko Yamane Nobuko Tsuruda Kichijuro Miyashige The Goto & Miyashige Family Seitoku Higa The Weiss Family The Sunagawa Family Fusae Ippongi Shoichi Ishida The ishida & Aimoto Family The Iwamoto's Baby The Iwamoto Family Kiyoko Isobe Kumanoshin Yamamoto (2) Yoshiko Nakahara(2) Wanda Akemi Hamada Miyo Koyama The Koyama Family Keikichi Mishina The Mishina Family Kame Higa The Higa Family Ruth Yoshiko Medeiros Tsuchitaro Iwamoto Eleanor Haruko Nose Kiyoshi Matsushita The Matsushita Family Yoshiaki Ono The Ono & Yamada Family Yoshio Uchiumi Riichi Hirouji Ryuichi Hamada The Hamada Family The Sakauye Family Shieto Saiki Aya Asaumi Haruyo Yanagihara Kamematsu Onohara Mitsuru Harada The Nishimura's Baby Seiichi Tanaka The Tanaka & Takahashi Family Hakuyo Ebisuzaki (2) Goro Shindo Kimi Morita The Morita & Ashinaka Family Natsue Hayashi The Hayashi Family Kiku Tanimura The Tanimura Family Ryosuke Yanagisawa The Yanagisawa Family Ushi Shimabukuro Akio Shimabukuro The Shimabukuro Family Kiyo Yamachika The Yamachika & Matsushige Family Ishi Uyenoyama Yuu Kunihisa Yoshiwa Tarumoto Chieko Yamamura Francis Kiyoshi Furutani 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Page 11
  8. 8. SunMonTueWedThuFriSat 1234567 891011121314 8:00SewingCircle 15 10:00SundayService DEADLINEforChutoba Orders 161718192021 22NOSUNDAYSERVICE KyokuConvention 232425262728 29 10:00AutumnHiganService 30 8:30amMorningService Everyday September2013 JodoMissionofHawaii Phone:949-3995 8:30FujinkaiMeeting 10:00SundayService Events: Sept15Deadline:AutumnChutobaOrders Sept21-23HawaiiCouncilofJodoMissions(Kyoku)Convention Oct20BazaarPreptobringoutstoredBazaaritemsHELPNEEDED Oct21-26BazaarPrep—organizing&pricingitems Oct27BAZAAR 10:00SundayService; KeiroKai&Grand parentsDayService 11:45BoardMeeting KyokuConvention(HawaiiCouncilof ofJodoMissions)Sept20—22 FujinkaiMeeting (Women’sassociation) Sept1at8:30a.m. YBAMeeting NOMEETINGinSept SewingCircle Sept14at8:00a.m. SundaySchool Sept8at10:00am [SundaySchoolwilljoinKeiro& GrandparentsDayService] NOMALAMACHILDREN’SCHOIR inSeptember