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Jodo Mission of Hawaii                            Bulletin - JULY 2012                                     (#1188-0712)Jod...
O-Bon Service Schedule                    O-Bon Services will be held as follows:         Friday, July 13        -      10...
O-BON—Additional Information   O-Bon is the abbreviation of “Urabon”, which means ‘salvation of souls from agony of be-ing...
Bits of Knowledge of Buddhism           Vol. 19 The Origin of Memorial Services (July 2012)                          By Re...
22nd Laypersons Association and            23rd Hawaii Jodo Shu Rengo Fujinkai Convention                       September ...
Aloha State Meisho Senior Y.B.A. Conention                                                                     Convention ...
Oahu Rengo Fujinkai Outstanding Youth Award                                                         On May 13, Oahu Rengo ...
Mother’s Day Celebration                                                                  Red carnations for the mothersSu...
Chawan Mushi                                    (Oven)                                                    Ingredients:    ...
2012 BON DANCE SCHEDULE                                OF JODO SHU TEMPLES  Island         Temple          Phone No.      ...
EITAIKYO (Perpetual Memorial Service) for July1 Kichi Yanagisawa           Ukichi Nakano             Seiji Nakagawa       ...
8:30am Morning Service                                                                        Jodo Mission of Hawaii    Ev...
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Jodo Mission of Hawaii Bulletin - July 2012

  1. 1. Jodo Mission of Hawaii Bulletin - JULY 2012 (#1188-0712)Jodo Mission of Hawaii1429 Makiki St.Honolulu HI 96814Address Service Requested Important Dates July 1: O-Toba Set Up & General Cleaning - YOUR HELP IS NEEDED July 13-15: O-Bon Services Aug.17-18: Bon Dance O-Bon Service ScheduleFriday, July 13 10:00 am (Hatsubon only) 2:00 pm & 7:00 pmSaturday, July 14 10:00 am (Hatsubon only) 2:00 pm & 7:00 pmSunday, July 15 10:00 am
  2. 2. O-Bon Service Schedule O-Bon Services will be held as follows: Friday, July 13 - 10:00 am (Hatsubon Families Only) 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Saturday, July 14 - 10:00 am (Hatsubon Families Only) 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Sunday, July 15 - 10:00 amSign up for O-Bon Service will begin 1 hour before 2 pm and 7 pm services.This is on a first come first serve basis. NO phone orders will be taken.Closing Service will be on Sunday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. followed by releasing of rain-bow pigeons to lead our ancestors’ spirits to the Pure Land. Cleanup will begin shortlythereafter.Parking Attendants Needed: We are in need of at least 6 parking attendants for each 2pm and 7 pm service. Please call Jodo Mission at 949-3995 if you are able to help directcars to parking spaces. We appreciate your help.O-Toba Service Appointments: If you wish to have prayers offered infront of your O-Toba, appointments will be accepted from 8:00 am to 5:00 pmfrom Tuesday July 3 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2012.Offering of Rice: During O-Bon Services it is customary to offer a bag ofrice. However, monetary donations in lieu of rice are acceptable. “Rice” en-velopes are available in the office. Thank you for your understanding and support.Sr. YBA O-Bon Flower Sale: Please help the Sr. YBA by purchasing a beautiful pottedchrysanthemum ($1.75 each). NO phone orders will be taken. Thank you for your support. Friday, July 13: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm Saturday, July 14: 9:00 am until supply runs out Rainbow Pigeons to the Pure Land: This year, for the safety of our members and ministers, we will release rainbow pigeons to lead our ancestors spirits to the Pure Land instead of going out to sea at night for three miles by boat. This is the finale of our O-Bon services and on Sunday, July 15 at 11:00 a.m. in the front yard of our temple. Every- body is welcome. Come and join us in this beautiful ceremony!Offerings at your O-Toba: The space allowed for each O-Toba isapproximately 5.5 inches width and 7 inches depth. SEE page 1 for sample offerings. Mostpeople will offer foods that the deceased liked, i.e. flowers, fruits, mochi, candies, somen forlong generation life, cucumber and eggplant . [SEE also page 3 for more info.]Page 2
  3. 3. O-BON—Additional Information O-Bon is the abbreviation of “Urabon”, which means ‘salvation of souls from agony of be-ing hung upside down’. The origin of O-Bon comes from the story about Mokuren’s mother. One day, by practicing Buddha’s teaching, Mokuren received the super natural power oflooking into another world. When he saw his mother suffering in Hell by using his super nat-ural power, he sought guidance of the Buddha. Through Buddha’s aid, Mokuren was able tosave his mother from the Hell. It is from this story that the O-Bon ceremony started to be ob-served. Without our ancestors we would not be here today. Thus, we honor them during O-Bon.With our sincere prayer, our beloved ones who have departed from us can have peaceful re-pose of their souls. Also, we can spend thankful and harmonious moment with our ancestorswho have done so much for us. Cucumber & Eggplant Dolls During O-Bon Please do not be surprised if you see some form of the Cucum- ber Horse and the Eggplant Cow around O-Bon season [photo above from internet]. With a Cucumber, add legs with sticks to make a horse for your ancestors to return quickly from the Pure Land. Make a cow with an Eggplant using sticks for your an- cestors to slowly return to the Pure Land. In some places inJapan, these Cucumber and Eggplant dolls are made and placed at the front door to welcome yourancestors on the first day of O-Bon and on the second day placed at the family altar. On the lastday, the dolls are taken to the river to carry the ancestors back to the Pure Land. But they are nev-er thrown in the river. ** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Memorial Day Lei Making for Punchbowl Graves Thank you to all who Hawaii Buddhist Council came out on Friday, Memorial Day Service held May25 to string leis for at Punchbowl Cemetery the graves at Punch- bowl. Page 3
  4. 4. Bits of Knowledge of Buddhism Vol. 19 The Origin of Memorial Services (July 2012) By Rev. Yasushiro Watanabe第19回 年忌法要の由来(2012年7月) お葬式の後,お寺では一連の追善法要のご案内をしています。 最初は,ご命日から七日ごとに法要を営んで回向する中陰法要です。現在では,簡略化して初七日と四十九日の2度で済ませます。中陰とは,お亡くなりになった方が次の生を受けるまでの期間です。続いて,百か日,一周忌,三回忌を営みます。ここまで正式には計10回の法事をお務めします。 これは十王信仰に由来します。人は死ぬと,一定の期間ごとに生前の罪状を審判され,その結果,来世の行き先が定まると信じられてきました。十王はそれぞれの裁判の長官で,不動明王から阿弥陀如来まで10人の仏菩薩がその任にあたります。審判の前に法要の功徳を回向できるように, 法要は忌日かその前に営むことが望ましいとされます。 さらに室町時代には,七回忌,十三回忌,三十三回忌が加わり,十三仏として法事を営むことが定着しました。七と十三という数字は不規則のように見えます。ただ十二支に従えば,6年後は暦が半周,12年後は暦が一周したことになります。故人をしのぶには,適当な期間だと考えられたのでしょう。そして,三十三回忌でお亡くなりになった方は個別の霊から集合的な先祖へ一体化されます。 浄土宗では,故人は,阿弥陀如来の本願に乗じて,中陰の期間に極楽浄土へ導かれます。年忌法要は,ご家族やご友人が集まり,お念仏を称えて故人をしのび,またお互いの無事を確認する大切な機会です。たくさんの方がお寺に足を運ばれるように良き日をお選びください。Vol. 19 The Origin of Memorial Services (July 2012) After the funeral, ministers guide members to hold a set of memorial services foryour loved one. To begin, weekly services are held until the 49th day after death. Now,we simply hold 7th day and 49th day service. These first 49 days are regarded as animportant time before one’s next birth. These services are followed by the 100th day, 1year, and the 3rd memorial services. (Please see Note below) So far, we formally have10 services, which come from the story of the 10 Kings. The ten Kings are Buddhas andBuddhist Saints in the other world. They judge the conduct of people in this world anddecide which stage the deceased will enter. The family says prayers for the deceasedbefore each trial. That is why we set memorial services on the anniversary or before. In the Middle Ages, 7th year, 13th year, and 33rd year services were added anda total of 13 services was established. They might look irregular. However, according tothe Chinese Zodiac, the 7th year falls on the half cycle of the calendar and the 13thyear falls on one cycle. The services are supposed to be appropriate intervals forremembrance. After the 33rd anniversary, the deceased is usually absorbed into thefamily of ancestral spirits.In the Jodo Mission tradition, by the grace of Amida Buddha,we are assured of the birth in the Pure Land within the first 49 days. A set of memorialservices is held to give comfort and say Nembutsu. It is also a good opportunity forfamily and friends to get together and share news. Please make prior arrangements onthe day of services so as many people as possible can be present. I hope you’ll have ameaningful time as you remember your loved one.(Note: In our tradition, we count the funeral as the first service. Therefore, we call two-year anniversary “the 3rd memorial service” and so on.) Page 4
  5. 5. 22nd Laypersons Association and 23rd Hawaii Jodo Shu Rengo Fujinkai Convention September 21 to 23, 2012 on Kauai The Laypersons Association has invited the Hawaii Jodo Shu Rengo Fujinkai to jointheir Convention on Kauai to conduct the Fujinkai meeting. The theme of their conventionis “Maintaining Jodo Shu presence in Hawaii”. If anyone is interested in attending, pleasecontact the Jodo Mission of Hawaii at 949-3995. You may ask “who is a layperson?” Laypersons are non-clergy persons, whether youare a temple member, temple officer, officer or member of any temple organization, i.e. Kyo-dan (board of directors of the temple), Fujinkai (women’s association), or YBA (Young Bud-dhist Association whether senior, junior or intermediate). Everyone is invited to attend theLaypersons Association and participate in their discussions. Committees include Credential,By-laws, Nominations and Resolutions and they will be meeting on Friday evening, Septem-ber 21. There will be a service at Kapaa Jodo Mission, registration, cocktails and dinner. AllFujinkai ladies are also laypersons and should participate in the Laypersons Associationcommittee meetings. On Saturday, while the Laypersons Association goes golfing, the Hawaii Jodo ShuRengo Fujinkai (Hawaii State Fujinkai) ladies will conduct their meetings. Their meetingswill include committee meetings for By-laws, Nominations, Resolutions and Scholarship.With declining membership, the Fujinkai ladies for the past several years have had to com-bine their biennial convention with another group. This year, with much appreciation, theFujinkai ladies were invited by the Layperson’s Association to come to Kauai and conducttheir meeting. On Saturday evening there will be a service with the installation of Layper-sons and Fujinkai officers, group photo, then cocktails and dinner at Kapaa Jodo Mission. These conventions are a wonderful opportunity to visit other Jodo Shu temples inHawaii and get to meet other Jodo Shu members of other temples. On the island of Kauai,there are two Jodo Shu Temples—Kapaa Jodo Mission (whose minister is Rev. ShoryuAkiya) and Koloa Jodo Mission (whose minister is Rev. Kosen Ishikawa). The first twodays of the convention will be held at the Kapaa Jodo Mission and the last day Sunday willbe at Koloa Jodo Mission. Depending on the attendance to this Convention, other activities and sightseeing willbe arranged. Kauai is a beautiful island with many beautiful places to see. Please cometo Kauai and attend the 22nd Layperson’s Association and 23rd Hawaii Jo-do Shu Rengo Fujinkai Convention. There is a registration fee of $75 which includesall meals for the three days. Convention participants will be staying at the Courtyard Mar-riott Kauai at Coconut Beach. It will be FUN! Page 5
  6. 6. Aloha State Meisho Senior Y.B.A. Conention Convention attendees took a group photo. Bishop Gensho Hara is at center. To his right is Rev. Narashiba, then Rev. Nakano and Rev. Shinri Hara. To Bishop Hara’s left is Rev. Ezaki and Rev. Miyazaki. Missing in the front row was Rev. John Hara who was tak- ing photographs. Just behind Bishop Hara is Jo Ann Matsuo, 2012 Meisho Senior Y.B.A. President. The theme of this year’s Aloha State Meisho Senior Y.B.A. Con- vention was “Receiving the Light of Amida Buddha”. Special Service was held on June 9 and conducted by Rev. Koji Ezaki and Rev. Shinri Hara. While everyone chanted the Nembutsu and hit the mokugyo, the Hondo was Fellowship and good food. darkened and Rev. Shnri Hara gave her sermon in darkness while YBA members reflected on their life. YBA members expressing their thoughtsPage 6
  7. 7. Oahu Rengo Fujinkai Outstanding Youth Award On May 13, Oahu Rengo Fujinkai President Jo Ann Matsuo presented the Outstanding Youth Award to Sophie Narashiba. Sophie is happy to greet and make other children, not necessarily Sunday School children, feel comfortable either at the Temple or at other functions. She greets Temple members, their families, friends and visitors. She charms everyone with her bilingual person- ality. She can speak to you in Sophie with proud parents Rev. Yubun and English but if she feels the person Yukari Narashiba with Oahu Rengo Presi- next to you would feel more com- dent Jo Ann Matsuo fortable in Japanese, she will con- CONGRATULATIONS verse in Japanese. SOPHIE! ** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Hawaii Jodo Shu Rengo Fujinkai Presentation of Namiye Nakamura Scholarship Jessie Hoonani Hozaki of KahuluiJodo Mission was the recipient of the2012 Namiye Nakamura Scholarshipand was presented with the $750 Schol-arship on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Jessie graduated from KamehamehaSchool, Maui Campus and plans to goto Westmont College in California. Rev. John Hara writes: “Since achild Jessie Hozaki has been helping Above is photo of Jessie Hozaki and proud parents Gerald and SheldeneKahului Jodo Mission. Her family has Hozaki with proud minister Rev. John Hara and Hawaii Rengo Presi- dent Sally Hayashi who went to Kahului, Maui for this Scholarshipinvolved her with the temple activities presentation.as part of our Buddhist community.I’ve been a minister at Kahului Jodo Mission from May 2009 and since then I have seen Jes-sie grow to be a wonderful young adult. She has volunteered herself during our Youth retreatsas a leader and a chaperone. Guiding other young adults to participate in our O-Bon festivalworking in food booths, running games, and preparing for our O-Bon.” On June 17, 2012, token gifts of $50 each were presented to Marci Nakamura who grad-uated from Mililani High School and plans to go to the University of San Francisco to majorin business administration and Kelli Shindo who graduated from Pearl City High School andplans to go to Kapiolani Community College to major in culinary arts. Page 7
  8. 8. Mother’s Day Celebration Red carnations for the mothersSunday School honored their mothers with songs, picturesand flowers. Some mothers could not attend because theyhad to work. Happy Temple members who received carnations Students having fun performing their song for mothers and Temple members while Rev. Nakano tries to encourage them. Service begins with the offer- Page 8 ing of incense
  9. 9. Chawan Mushi (Oven) Ingredients: 2 eggs, beaten Shiitake, softened in water Chicken thigh Imitation crab Gingko nut 1 1/2 c chicken broth 1 1/2 tsp shoyu Dash of saltPrepare a cup per serving by adding the following to each:1. Slice four thin strips of chicken and place one strip into the bottom of each cup.2. Continue in the same manner for the shiitake and imitation crab. Arrange a gingko nut to sit at the bottom of the cup as well.3. Egg mixture: blend well 2 eggs in a small bowl. Add to this 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth, 1 1/2 tsp of shoyu and a dash of salt. Pour egg mixture into cups, filling them halfway or until mixture is evenly divided.Note: Pour egg mixture carefully to avoid creating bubbles. Tightly cover the top of each cup with foil. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, with- out preheating the oven. Jodo Mission of Hawaii Page 9
  10. 10. 2012 BON DANCE SCHEDULE OF JODO SHU TEMPLES Island Temple Phone No. Dates Times Oahu Betsuin 949-3995 Aug 17 to 18 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Haleiwa 637-4382 July 6 to 7 7/6: 8 pm – 10 pm 7/7: 8 pm – 11 pm Big Island Kurtistown August 4 8:00 pm [Hawaii] Call Rev. Miyazaki Hilo July 20 to 21 7/8: 7:30 pm (808) 935-6996 7/9: 8:00 pm Hakalau August 18 8:00 pm Hamakua August 11 6:30 pm Call Rev. Wansa Kohala July 14 6:30 pm (808) 775-0965 Hawi August 4 6:30 pm Maui Kahului Call Rev. John Hara August 11 7:00 pm Wailuku (808) 244-0066 June 15 7:00 pm Lahaina (808) 661-4304 July 7 7:00 pm Kauai Kapaa (808) 822-4319 August 3 to 4 7:30 pm Koloa (808) 742-6735 June 29 to 30 7:30 pm Obituaries YBA Meeting The Jodo Mission of Hawaii extends its sincere condolences to the family members and loved ones of July 29 @ 8:30 a.m. the following members who have recently left this world for the Pure Land. Mitoshi Tanaka 83 Jodo Mission Office Hours: Kikuji Tojio 87 Monday to Saturday 8am—5pm Sunday & Holidays NO MEETINGS IN JULY: Fujinkai, 8am—3pm Sewing Circle, Sunday School and Phone: 949-3995 Malama Children’s Choir Rev. Yubun Narashiba Rev. Kanjun Nakano Rev. Dwight Head Minister Resident Minister Rev. Yasuhiro NakamuraPage 10 Watanabe Retired Minister
  11. 11. EITAIKYO (Perpetual Memorial Service) for July1 Kichi Yanagisawa Ukichi Nakano Seiji Nakagawa The Yano, Konaka & The Yanagisawa Family Fuji Kitagawa Miyoji Aoki Hayashi Family Yone Ishida Masutaro Kunihisa Mitsuo Sakakibara 11 Toyo Nanbu Tokiyo Masaki Chiya Wada2 Toyo Tojo The Nanbu Family Masaaki Maruichi The Tojo Family Fusa Murakami (2) Okiyo Matsumoto 30 Noriaki Masuda Tsune Uchiumi The Murakami Family Matsu Sadoyama The Masuda & Asamura Minoru Shigeta The Yamamoto Family Family Kikuyo Gonhata] Shigeyo Ipponsugi 19 Misae Higashihara Kinosuke Kitamura Ellen Kimiko Hedani Iwao Asaumi Thomas Tamotsu The Kitamura Family3 Tamayo Yanagihara Hamada Toshisuke Iwamoto Robert Yoshimura 12 Hideo Higashi Noriaki Masuda Kamesaburo Gushiken 20 Gonshichi Shintaku Matsuo Hirayasu4 Setsuyo Sugihara Akiyo Yano Fukuji Ikeda Bishop Shutesu The Sugihara Family Morio Yanagihara Katsumi Imada Miyamoto Sumiyo Yamanaka Toshiji Oka 21 Shigeru Nakata 31 Haruo Nakano Kajo Teruya 13 Kazuichi Akimoto Usuke Oda Kameyo Hayashi Isami Yoshikawa Bunji Aoki Kamekichi Toyofuku Usano Yamane The Yoshikawa Family Kajo Teruya The Aoki Family Katsumi Yano Toki Yamamoto 22 Keisuke Kimura The Yamanaka Family Evelyn Chieko Fujita The Yamamoto Family The Kimura Family Masaru Taira Takeo Matsunaga Setsuyo Nitta Motohiro Tanimura5 Asao Takara Yai Ouchi Watanabe Sadako Asaumi Matsuyo Miyagi Shige Ikeda Fred Yutaka Sakuda 23 June Junko Yamashita Donna Haruko Furutani 14 Takao Amano Keizo Oda Kanichi Morita Sadako Kishimoto6 Takaichi Hamada Fukutaro Nagata The Hamada Family Haya Kamimura 24 Masako Narahara Miki Ajimura Kazuo Kamimura The Ajimura Family 25 Matsuno Mishina Takezo Ishida 15 The Nakagawa Family The Mishina Family Yosuke Mitsutani The Koike Family Masuo Yanagihara The Fujisue Family The Yanagihara Family7 Hisa Akimoto Doris Chiyoko Hayashi The Kimura Family Taki Ishimoto Florence Satoko Law The Weiss Family Seiji Ogawa (Stillborn) Kenneth Sugio Ito 16 The Juichi Yamada Family 26 Naosuke Nakamoto8 Yoshio Furumoto The Fujii Family The Nakamoto & Kamado Takara The Shikata Family The Nishii Family Sakagawa Family Hiroshi Arakawa Toshio Fujimoto Sueko Kiyama The Okazaki Family Haruo Okahara The Fujimoto Family Shigeko Shimamoto The Okahara Family9 Kameichi Okamura R. Toyoji Tominaga 27 Sakutaro Koyama Matsuyo Kamioka Tetsuichi Umemoto The Koyama Family Kumataro Gonhata Sayoko Takaoka Masashi Kimura 17 Ito Tanimura Hatsu Maruichi The Tanimura Family Yoichiro Watanabe10 Tatsu Yanagihara Kome Nishiguchi The Yanagihara Family The Nishiguchi Family 28 Koichi Ogi Shina Kaya Takiko Amakawa Sadamu Iwamoto The Kaya & Shimazaki Yumei Uyehara Miyoko Ohara Family Tomoe Yoshioka Darin Sueo Furutani Keizo Nagata Fumiko Iwamoto The Nagata Family 18 Hisako Fujihana Yojiro Yamashina The Fujihana Family 29 Kansuke Yano
  12. 12. 8:30am Morning Service Jodo Mission of Hawaii Everyday July 2012 Phone: 949-3995 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat1 NO SUNDAY SERVICE 2 3 4 5 6 7 8:00 O-Toba Set Up 8:00 General Cleanup Haleiwa Bon Dance8 9 10 11 12 13 14 No Sunday Service O - B O N S E R V I C ES **3:15 pm Jodo Shu hour 10:00 am Hatsubon Families 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm15 16 17 18 19 20 21 10:00 O-Bon Service Clean-up After Service22 23 24 25 26 27 28 NO SUNDAY SERVICE **3:15 pm Jodo Shu hour 8:00 O-Toba Kuzushi29 30 31 10:00 Sunday ServiceEVENTS:July 1: O-Toba Set up & General Cleaning before O-Bon Services **Jodo Shu Hour Radio K-ZOO YOUR HELP IS NEEDED. (AM1210Khz, Japanese station)July 6-7: Haleiwa Jodo Mission Bon DanceJuly 13-15: O-Bon Services at Jodo Mission of HawaiiJAug 17-18: Bon Dance at Jodo Mission of HawaiiSept 21-23: Laypersons/Fujikai Convention on Kauai

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