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Jodo Mission of Hawaii 
Bulletin - SEPTEMBER 2014 
Jodo Mission of Hawaii 
1429 Makiki St. 
Honolulu HI 96814 
Address Ser...
Collecting Donations for Bazaar 
Our Bazaar will be held on Sunday, October 19. If you have any donations, please bring th...
BON DANCE (August 15-16, 2014) 
! THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Bon Dance held on August 15-16,...
Hawaii Jodo Shu Rengo Fujinkai Scholarship Award 
Namiye Nakamura Scholarship 
Ashley Mizuo was awarded the 2014 Namiye Na...
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 
On...
Obituaries 
The Jodo Mission of Hawaii extends its sincere condolences to the family members and loved ones of the followi...
EITAIKYO (Perpetual Memorial Service) for September 
Seijiro Mitsuyasu 
The Mitsuyasu Family 
Takao Nishimura 
The Nishimu...
8:30am Morning Service 
Everyday 
September 2014 
Jodo Mission of Hawaii 
Phone: 949-3995 
Website: www.jodo.us 
8:30 Fuji...
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Jodo Mission of Hawaii Bulletin - September 2014

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The monthly newsletter of the Jodo Mission of Hawaii for September 2014.

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Jodo Mission of Hawaii Bulletin - September 2014

  1. 1. Jodo Mission of Hawaii Bulletin - SEPTEMBER 2014 Jodo Mission of Hawaii 1429 Makiki St. Honolulu HI 96814 Address Service Requested (#1214-0914) NOKOTSUDO—COLUMBARIUM CLOSED August 31 to September 18, 2014 for Repairs Please pardon the inconvenience but we must close the two Nokotsudo or Columbarium rooms upstairs so repairs can be made to the ceilings and walls. The Nokotsudo will be closed from Sunday, August 31 to Thursday, September 18, 2014. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.
  2. 2. Collecting Donations for Bazaar Our Bazaar will be held on Sunday, October 19. 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 catego- ries. Jodo Mission will not pick up your donations. Thank you for your understanding. Please note that what you may call “junk” may be another person’s “pot of gold”. Page 2 September 14—Keiro Kai and Grandparents’ Day The Intermediate YBA and Sunday School will honor our Keiro members (all those 80 years old and older) on Sun- day, September 14, 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! Last year, Mrs. Takako Nakayama brought Mrs. Tamayo Nakamura and Mrs. Muriel Shimoda and this was a spe- cial treat for the two ladies! Three smiling Keiro gentlemen: Teruto Soma, David and Clifford Miyamoto
  3. 3. BON DANCE (August 15-16, 2014) ! THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Bon Dance held on August 15-16, 2014. 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 from the Kiwanis Club, making and sell- ing andagis (Okinawan donuts), someone making and selling the wonderful Jodo Mission special shaved ice, someone making and selling musubis, spam musubis, someone making and selling chichi dango, someone ordering and selling saimin, someone making and selling grilled BBQ sticks, someone making and selling sushi, yaki soba, soba salad, turkey jook, someone making and selling hot dogs, chili and rice, someone making and selling waffle dogs, hamburgers, peanut butter floats, someone washing dishes and more dishes, someone like Dr. Hingsin Chun 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. Thank you to the taiko group Dragon Beat to start each day of the Bon Dance. We hope everyone had time to catch up with old friends, made new friends, got together with your relatives! Thank you to everyone who came to our Bon Dance. SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT YEAR! Tell your friends what a wonderful time it was—good food, good friends! Page 3 Taiko Instructor Tsutomu Nakai and students
  4. 4. Hawaii Jodo Shu Rengo Fujinkai Scholarship Award Namiye Nakamura Scholarship Ashley Mizuo was awarded the 2014 Namiye Nakamura Scholarship. On behalf of the Hawaii Jodo Shu Rengo Fu- jinkai, Ashley was presented with her scholarship check on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at our Sunday Service by Hono- lulu Jodo Shu President, Sally Hayashi. Ms. Hayashi read the letter from Jan Nakamura, Scholarship Chairperson which accompanied the check and also stated the best wishes from Hawaii Rengo Fujinkai President Eleanor Miyake. Ashley was very happy to receive the award. She will be leaving right after Bon Dance to go to Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois and begin her studies in journalism. Ashley with her brother Cody next to her. First row: Sophie Narashiba, Cody Kikuno, Ashley Mizuo, Tomoko Hisamoto, Toshiko Kitagawa, Akiko Nishiyama. Second row: Masa Kitajima (grandpa), Sally Hayashi, Wendy Kikuno (mother) and Takako Nakayama. Ashley, thank you for your help at the Bon Dance. We wish you the best! Study hard and hope to see you on your visits home. Page 4 Yagura Set Up Photos: Yagura set up is not that easy. It takes a lot of manpower to make sure each pole is secured correctly and to make sure the foundation is strong enough to hold the singers and taiko drummers. Magnet Sweeper is used to try and get as much of the nails from the O-Toba take down as possible so no one will get hurt dancing around the yagura. Mr. Shindo shows the magnet sweeper is strong enough to hold a cup full of nails!
  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 14, 2014 FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Order accepted by Date accepted / /2014 (In person/ Mail / By phone) Received by Date paid: ________/______/2014 (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 28 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 14th. Thank you. Page 5 Higan Service September 28 at 10 a.m. ____ I plan to attend service ____ I do not plan to attend
  6. 6. Obituaries 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. Dorothy Fusaye Kotaka 81 Shinobu Furusawa 85 Kimiko Yamagata 98 Dorothy Aiko Miwa 102 Jodo Mission Office Hours: Monday to Saturday 8am—5pm Sunday & Holidays 8am—3pm Phone: 949-3995 Website: www.jodo.us Page 6 Rev. Yubun Narashiba Head Minister Rev. Kanjun Nakano Resident Minister Rev. Dwight Nakamura Retired Minister Bishop Gensho Hara Lahaina, Maui Sermon by Rev. Kanjun Nakano Given on June 22, 2014 [This sermon is reprinted because of an error] 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 Christianity. Christianity is the teachings of God through Jesus Christ. But it is not the way of becoming like God. Since God is the creator of this world, man cannot be- come like God. Christians say that God lives within them through faith, but this does not mean that God and man can be- come 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 with- in himself or herself. By following the path of Bud- dhism, 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 teach- ings should be practical rather than theoretical. How- ever excellent the teachings may be, they are of no use if we cannot practice to attain enlightenment. The final goal of Buddhism is for everyone to attain enlighten- ment. 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.
  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 Nobuo Hara 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 Shigeko Machida 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 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Page 7
  8. 8. 8:30am Morning Service Everyday September 2014 Jodo Mission of Hawaii Phone: 949-3995 Website: www.jodo.us 8:30 Fujinkai Meeting 10:00 Sunday Service Statewide Laypersons and Fujinkai Convention in Hilo: 9/19 to 9/21 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 8:00 Sewing Circle 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 10:00 Sunday Service Statewide Laypersons and Fujinkai Convention in Hilo 22 23 24 25 26 27 8:00 Sewing Circle 28 10:00 Autumn Higan Service 29 30 Events: Sept 14 Deadline: Autumn Chutoba Orders Sept 19-21 Statewide Laypersons and Fujinkai Convention Oct 12 Bazaar Prep to bring out stored Bazaar items HELP NEEDED Oct 13-18 Bazaar Prep—organizing & pricing items Oct 19 BAZAAR Fujinkai Meeting (Women’s association) Sept 7 at 8:30 a.m. YBA Meeting NO MEETING in Sept Sewing Circle Sept 13 & 27 at 8:00 a.m. Sunday School Sept 14 at 10:00 am [Sunday School will join Keiro & Grandparents Day Service]

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