JodoMissionofHawaii
Bulletin-AUGUST2014
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Helping with Bon Dance Preparation: If you are willing to help with Bon Dance
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1. When Someone Passed Away
Death
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Medical examination
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Call for a minister
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Makuragyo (Bedside service)
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Call for a m...
Thank You to All Who Participated with O-Toba Set Up
Thank you to all who came to help with the O-Toba set up and temple g...
Sermon by Rev. Kanjun Nakano
Given on June 22, 2014
Christians say that God lives within them through faith, but this does...
Jodo Mission Office Hours:
Monday to Saturday
8am—5pm
Sunday & Holidays
8am—3pm
Phone: 949-3995
Website: www.jodo.us
Rev. ...
EITAIKYO (Perpetual Memorial Service) for August
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The Miyamasu Family
The Hirouji Family
The Nakamura Family...
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Jodo Mission Bulletin - August 2014

  1. 1. JodoMissionofHawaii Bulletin-AUGUST2014 JodoMissionofHawaii 1429MakikiSt. HonoluluHI96814 AddressServiceRequested (#1213-0814) Bon Dance 盆おどり August 15, Friday: 6:30pm-9:30pm August 16, Saturday: 6:30pm-9:30pm (August 15, 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, turkey jook, waffle dog, juice, soda, shave ice, water, etc. Food Booths will open at 4:30pm Kiddie games will also be available Getting ready for the Bon Dance Dancers enjoying themselves around the yagura
  2. 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 14 and/or Friday, Aug 15 and/or Saturday, Aug 16 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 12 and Wednesday, August 13, 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. 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. 4. Thank You to All Who Participated with O-Toba Set Up Thank you to all who came to help with the O-Toba set up and temple general cleaning on July 13th. As you can see from the photos on this page, it is hard work to put the O-Tobas up. This year we did not have very much help, but those who did come, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Richard Murashige Jon Karamatsu Kenichi Shindo Clifford Miyamoto Teruto Soma Neal Yanagihara Dean Soma Rev. Yubun Narashiba Glenn Soma Rev. Kanjun Nakano Tim Smith Also thank you to those who helped clean our temple. This year with less help, cleaning the Noko- tsudo or Columbarium took longer with so many incense burners to be washed, dried and more incense put back. Thank you to those who did come to help: Yoshiko Kitagawa Tomoko Hisamoto Jo Ann Matsuo Harumi Monaire and daughter Michiko Doris Soma THANK YOU LADIES! and also thank you for helping cleanup after lunch. Hope everyone enjoyed yourselves and that while you worked hard, you enjoyed the fellowship, which is very important. O-Bon Services: THANK YOU Bishop Hara, Rev. Narashiba and Rev. Nakano for performing the O-Bon services. Thank you to the Fujinkai ladies who prepared meals for the ministers and workers during the three days of O-Bon services. Thank you to the Sr. YBA for providing beautiful chrysanthemum potted plants for sale. Thank you to Calvin Hara and the Kiwanis Club for directing traffic. Did everyone have a wonderful O-Bon service and waiting for Bon Dance next month! Page 4 Such a beautiful sight when all the O-Tobas are up!
  5. 5. Sermon by Rev. Kanjun Nakano Given on June 22, 2014 Christians say that God lives within them through faith, but this does not mean that God and man can become the same one. In Buddhism, we have the Buddha nature within ourselves. If we realize the Buddhist truth, we can become a Buddha. Buddhism is the way for everyone to find and reveal the Buddha nature within himself or herself. By following the path of Buddhism, everyone can attain the perfect peace and bliss as Buddha did so. Well, St. Honen deeply considered the Buddha nature. St. Honen reached a conclusion that the teachings should be practical rather than theoretical. However excellent the teachings may be, they are of no use if we cannot practice to attain enlightenment. The final goal of Bud- dhism is for everyone to attain enlightenment. St. Honen showed us the way to reach the final goal of Buddhism. It is the Onenbutsu. The Onenbutsu is to pray by reciting the Buddha’s name. Please recite the Buddha’s name as many times as you possibly can in this world. Generally speaking, we understand Buddhism in two ways. One way is through the teachings of Buddha. The other way is through becoming an enlightened one like Buddha. The former way is the same as in other religions such as Christianity. Buddhism is the teaching which was revealed by Shakyamuni Buddha, an historical person. Christianity is the gospel which was preached by Jesus Christ, also an historical person. Modern studies show that not every Buddhist scripture is the teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha. However, many Buddhists believe them all to be his teaching. The way of becoming an enlightened one is unique to Buddhism as compared to Christi- anity. Christianity is the teachings of God through Jesus Christ. But is is not the way of becom- ing like God. Since God is the creator of this world, man cannot become like God. # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Guest Speaker at Father’s Day Service Sunday, June 15, 2014 Richard Kimura who teaches Karate at Jodo Mission was our guest speaker on June 15, 2014. Kimura sensei gave an interesting talk about Karate as a form of marshal arts but he also tries to teach his students not only the fighting part or self- defense marshal arts but also you must have a heart—taking in- to consideration mind, body and soul. One of the most interesting thing he mentioned was that as a former NCIS investigator, he said many of the criminals he encountered could have had their lives changed or gone in a different direction if only they had gone to church or had a teacher to guide them that it isn’t only the fighting that is important but you must balance your mind, body and soul. Page 5x
  6. 6. Jodo Mission Office Hours: Monday to Saturday 8am—5pm Sunday & Holidays 8am—3pm Phone: 949-3995 Website: www.jodo.us Rev. Yubun Narashiba Head Minister Rev. Kanjun Nakano Resident Minister Rev. Dwight Nakamura Retired MinisterPage 6 2014 BON DANCE SCHEDULE OF JODO SHU TEMPLES Island Temple Phone No. Dates Times Oahu Betsuin 949-3995 Aug 15 to 16 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Haleiwa 637-4382 July 18 to 19 7/18: 8 pm – 10 pm 7/19: 8 pm – 11 pm Big Island [Hawaii] Kurtistown Call Rev. Miyazaki (808) 935-6996 August 2 8:00 pm Hilo July 18 to 19 7/18: 7:30 pm 7/19: 8:00 pm Hakalau August 16 8:00 pm Hamakua Call Rev. Wansa (808) 775-0965 August 9 6:30 pm Kohala July 12 6:30 pm Hawi August 2 6:30 pm Maui Kahului Call Rev. John Hara (808) 244-0066 August 9 7:00 pm Wailuku June 20 7:00 pm Lahaina (808) 661-4304 July 5 7:00 pm Kapaa (808) 822-4319 June 6 to 7 7:30 pmKauai Koloa (808) 742-6735 July 18 to 19 7:30 pm Bishop Gensho Hara Lahaina, Maui Guest Speaker: Corey Wong Sunday Service: August 31, 2014 10:00 a.m. at Jodo Mission of Hawaii Come and listen to Corey Wong, Tai Chi instructor give a talk and demon- strate how tai chi relates to our subject of mind, body and soul.
  7. 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 Thomas Yoshiaki Shimizu 12 Hatsuichi Karimoto 13 Doris Kiyoko Miura 14 Ashizuchi Fujikami The Fujikami Family Shizuo Yokomichi The Yokomichi & Kondo Family Iichi Yanagihara Yoshijiro Iwamoto Shizuno Muraoka 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 Fami- ly 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 (2) 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 Rikiichi Yagi 31 Toshiyasu Misawa (2) Misawa & Watanabe Family Misawa Family Akira Misawa Riyo Yano Edith Kiyoko Kaneshiro Obituaries The Jodo Mission of Hawaii extends its sincere condo- lences to the family mem- bers and loved ones of the following members who have recently left this world for the Pure Land. Gladys Umemoto 98 Matsue Arakaki 92 Miyoko Yagi 94 Mitsue K. Ikuta 97 Shogo Kubo 54 Sadako Izumi 69
  8. 8. SunMonTueWedThuFriSat 12 3456789 10111213141516 17181920212223 24252627282930 8:30amMorningService EverydayAugust2014JodoMissionofHawaii Phone:949-3995 BonDance:6:30pm9:30pm 8:00YaguraKuzushi NOSUNDAYSEVICE BonDanceClean-up 5:45pmJizoBonPrayer10:00SUNDAYSERVICE 11:45BoardMeeting 10:00SundayService ComingEvents: Sept7KeiroKai&Grandparents’Day Sept14DeadlineforAutumnChutobaOrdersforHiganService Sept19-21LaypersonsandFujinkaiConventioninHilo Sept28@10amHiganService 8;00O-TobaKuzushi& YaguraSetUp NOSUNDAYSERVICE BonDancePractice 7:00pmto9:00pm FujinkaiMeeting (Women’sassociation) NOMeetinginAugust SewingCircle NoSewingCircle inAugust SundaySchool NoSundaySchoolin August YBAMeeting NOMEETINGinAugust 3110:00SundayService

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