JODO MISSION OF HAWAII BULLETIN - JUNE 2012 (#1187-0612)Jodo Mission of Hawaii1429 Makiki St.Honolulu HI 96814Address Service Requested Important Dates June 30: DEADLINE: Chutoba & Chochin Orders 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 Schedule Friday, July 13 10:00 am (Hatsubon only) 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Saturday, July 14 10:00 am (Hatsubon only) 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Sunday, July 15 10:00 am SEE Page 9 for Chutoba and Chochin order forms >>>>
Bits of Knowledge of Buddhism Vol.10 “Who is O-Jizo-sama?” (Reprint from Sept 2011) By Rev. Yasushiro Watanabe第10回「お地蔵さまの由来」（2011年9月） 浄土宗別院の正門のすぐそばに地蔵菩薩像が立っています。地蔵菩薩はもっとも人気のある菩薩さまで，本当にたくさんの石像がお寺や路傍に造られました。そのお姿は私たちの生活の中にとけ込んでいて，私たちは親しみを込めて「お地蔵さん」「お地蔵さま」とお呼びしています。 地蔵菩薩は大地の守り神が起源とされます。お地蔵さまは，お釈迦さまが亡くなられてから弥勒菩薩が次のブッダとしてこの世に現れるまでの間，現世の全ての生き物を教え導く菩薩さまとして信仰されました。その姿は，頭を丸く剃り質素な衣を着ていてお坊さんと同じです。お顔はいつも微笑みをたたえています。一般的には，左手には宝珠をとり右手には錫杖を携えています。これらの像形は，お地蔵さまが，世界の隅々を歩き回り，私たちの苦悩を癒し幸福をもたらして下さることを示しています。経典には，地蔵菩薩が，地獄・餓鬼・畜生・修羅・人・天の六道に姿を表し，悩み苦しむ衆生を救済しようと発願されたとあります。さらに，一切の衆生を救いとるまでは，自身は涅槃に入らないと宣言されました。つまり，お地蔵さまは，生きとし生けるものを救いたいという慈悲ゆえに，六道輪廻の世界にとどまり救済活動に自らの身を捧げているのです。 お地蔵さまは，この世だけでなく過去に亡くなられた人間や動物の罪障をも消滅させて，平安へと導く菩薩さまとして篤く信じられています。もっとも救われがたい存在にこそ優先的に救いの手を差し伸べる慈悲深いお方です。宮沢賢治の「雨ニモマケズ」に歌われるような無私の精神をもった，仏教徒にとって最高のお手本の一人といえるでしょ。 Vol.10 “Who is O-Jizo-sama?” You can see a statue of Ksitigarbha (Jizo) by thegate of Jodo Mission. He is one of the most popularBodhisattvas, and the number of his statues is thelargest in Japan. Most people feel a closeness to Jizo,fondly calling him “O-Jizo-san” or “O-Jizo-sama.” Whois Jizo? Why is O-Jizo-sama so popular? Originally, Jizo is believed to be the guardian ofthe earth. He protects all beings in the world from thetime Sakyamuni Buddhapassed away until Maitreya(Miroku) will appear to become the next Buddha. Jizohas been worshiped as a great leader for Buddhistsduring Buddha’s absence. Most Jizo figures have a baldhead and wear plain garments just like a Buddhistmonk. They always smile gently. They often hold ajewel in their left hand and a long staff in their righthand. These characteristics show that Jizo walks any-where and fulfills people’s wishes with great compas-sion. In the Sutra, Jizo made an original vow to save alllivingPage 2
things. Jizo also vowed not to become a Buddha until his work of salvation isdone. That is to say, he has voluntarily stayed in the cycle of rebirth and workedhard to save all beings in the six destinies. O-Jizo-sama protects the weak and gives prior salvation to them. In eve-rything, he counts himself last and puts others before him. The compassionateJizo is a good example for Buddhist ministers and members. DONATION FOR O-JIZO-SAMA As you enter the Temple grounds, you will notice the statute to the right with a red cap and red bib. This is our O-Jizo-Sama. As reported before and as you can see from the photo to the left, someone cut off the left hand of our O-Jizo-Sama and took it. We are very sad and would like to ask your kind donation to repair the left hand as soon as possible. Please make check payable to: Jodo Mission of Hawaii and mail to 1429 Makiki St. Honolulu,HI 96814. Thank you very much for your help. お地蔵様修理基金募集のお願い 上の写真のとおり、心無い人達によって、お地蔵様の左手が壊されてしまいました。ご存知の ようにお地蔵様は子供たちを護ってくださる菩薩様です。一刻も早く修理したいと思いますの で、どうぞ皆様のご寄付をお願いいたします。チェックは、Jodo Mission of Hawaii 宛で、 1429 Makiki St. Honolulu, HI 96814 まで郵送していただければ有難く存知ます。どうぞよろ しくお願いいたします。 合掌 Page 3
Bits of Knowledge of Buddhism Vol. 11 “O-Jizo-sama and children” (Reprint from Oct. 2011) By Rev. Yasushiro Watanabe第11回「お地蔵さまと子供たち」（2011年10月） 地蔵盆は一連のお盆の行事の締めくくりです。京都では，地蔵盆は子供たちのお祭りとして有名です。子供の健康と幸福を願って，色とりどりの提灯が飾られます。今回はお地蔵さまと子供たちのお話です。 地蔵菩薩の石像には一目で分かる特徴があります。お地蔵さまは，赤い頭巾をかぶり，よだれかけをかけています。これらは子供を亡くした親御さんが着せてあげたもので，お地蔵さまは子供たちをお浄土へ導く存在として大切にされました。仏教と縁がなく不慮の事故で亡くなった人は，地獄に堕ちてしまうといわれます。なかでも，子供の命は功徳を積むにはあまりにも短いものです。「地蔵和讃」では，賽の河原で子供が鬼にいじめられる様子が描かれます。子供たちは三途の川を渡れず苦しみ続けますが，ここで地蔵菩薩が現われて，鬼から子供を守って救い出します。こうして子供たちは救済され，極楽浄土へと導かれるのです。 かつて子供の死亡率は高く，幼くしてわが子を亡くす人も少なくありませんでした。亡児の冥福を祈る親にとって，地蔵菩薩は最後の頼りの綱となり，その悲しみを癒しました。地蔵菩薩の大いなる慈悲は，不幸にも命を落とした愛しい人々を苦しみから救い出し，遺された人々の無限の信仰をあつめました。お寺の境内をはじめ至るところに，子供の無事な成長を願って，お地蔵さまが建てられました。そして今もなお，多くの人々に愛されています。写真は浄土宗大本山の増上寺（東京都港区）の「千躰子育地蔵尊」です。Vol. 11 “O-Jizo-sama and Children” (Reprint from Oct. 2011) The Jizo Bon ceremony is the finale of the Bon season. In Kyoto, Jizo Bon is wellknown as the festival for children. People display lanterns (chochin) to wish for children’shealth and happiness. Why is Jizo Bon for children? O-Jizo-sama is distinct from other Buddhist saints. Many stone Jizo statues wear ared baby cap and bib, offered by members, because they believe Jizo helps deceased chil-dren go to the Pure Land. Jizo is known as the guardian of children because people believethe following story: When a person has no relation to Buddha’s teaching and dies suddenly,he/she will not be saved and will go to hell. Among them, a baby’s life is too short to do gooddeeds as a Buddhist. When babies pass away, they remain in an intermediate state becauseevil ogres interfere with their progress to a final destiny. That is why people believe that de-ceased children cannot move on to the better condition of Perfect Peace. Here Jizo appearsbefore suffering children and protects them from the ogres. Then Jizo leads the children tothe Pure Land. Children’s mortality rates used to be high, and it was common to lose children. Jizo isbelieved to be the last resort to save children. The great compassion of Jizo comfortsPage 4
Bits of Knowledg of Buddhism (Cont’d) parents’ deep grief and people have true faith in Jizo. He can help and save the unfortunate people who may have fallen into hell, or the worst destiny. Thus, Jizo has been worshiped by people who have lost their loved ones. In Japan, many, many O-Jizo-sama statues have been built as guardian deities at the temples and at the boundaries of the towns. Peo- ple offer items such as caps, bibs, flowers and even toys. I would like to thank Jodo- shu staff for sending this picture of O-Jizo- sama to share with you. It was taken at Zojoji Temple in Tokyo. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * ANNOUNCEMENTS ♫ ♪ Ukulele by Stuart Nago ♫ Fujinkai Meeting Please come and enjoy ukulele music by YBA Meeting (Women’s association) Stuart Nago on Sunday, June 17 at NO YBA 6/3/12 @ 8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. after Meeting in June Sunday Service. He may also SUNDAY SCHOOL play his guitar or introduce a new No Sunday in June song he wrote. ♪ ♪ Jodo Mission of Hawaii ♪ ♪ Sewing Circle: Children’s Choir “Malama” June 23 at 8:30 a.m. こども合唱団マラマ Any person interested is welcome to No Malama Children’s Choir in June participate Father’s Day Contest June 17th is Father’s Day We always remember our Mothers, but do we always remember our Fathers?What do you remember about your Father, Dad, Daddy, Otoo-san? In 100 words orless, please send in your thoughts to Jodo Mission by Saturday, June 16th. You mayalso draw a picture of your Dad. We had many entries for Mother’s Day and hopefully many forFather’s Day so please do not forget your fathers! Please come to our Father’s Day Service and honor your father by your presence on Page 5June 17th at 10 a.m.
Oahu Rengo Fujinkai honors its Keiro members Oahu Rengo Fujinkai Convention occurs each year. The Fujinkai ladies from Haleiwa and Honolulu meet regularly each year. They elect officers each year. Each year the ladies take turn in hosting. This year the Haleiwa ladies came to Honolulu. Next year it will be Honolulu’s turn to go to Haleiwa. Over the years, wonderful friend- ships have come from these yearly meetings. As time goes by though there are Oahu Rengo Fujinkai Keiro: Rev. Dwight Nakamura who is in his eighties fewer and fewer members. joined the Keiro members of Oahu Rengo Fujinkai. These women are in their 1st row; Mrs. Toshiko Muraoka; Mrs. Tomoko Hisamoto, Mrs. Yoshiko Kita- eighties and nineties. Look gawa, Mrs. Hatsuko Suzuki, Rev. Nakamura, Mrs. Shinae Sakai how happy they are to be 2nd row: Mrs. Doris Soma, Mrs. Janet Tamura, Mrs. Peggy Miyamoto, Mrs. Akiko Nishiyama, Mrs. Edna Ajimura, Mrs. Harumi Molnaire, Mrs. Joan recognized as Keiro!! Kameoka * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * Funeral Service for The Late Reverend Yuzen Yutaka Imamura A funeral service for The Late Reverend Yuzen Yutaka Imamura was held on April 28, 2012 at Wailuku Jodo Mission. Rev. Imamura was 77 years old. He was the second son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Isuzu Imamura who was the resident minister of Wailuku Jodo Mission. [Note: The photo to the left is a much earlier photo of Rev. Imamura, probably when he was assistant minister at Wailuku Jodo Mission.] On September 16, 1950 Rev. Imamura had received the Tokudo Precept from the ArchibishopBenkyo Shiio of the Zojoji Temple at the Wailuku Jodo Mission. In 1953 after graduating fromBaldwin High School, he went to Japan to study Buddhism at Taisho Buddhist University in Tokyo.He stayed at the Grand Zojoji Temple under the supervision of the Archbishop Shiito. After earninga bachelors degree in Buddhist studies, he furthered his studies earning a master’s degree in 1960. Rev. Imamura returned to Hawaii on May 31, 1960 and was assigned as assistant minister ofWailuku Jodo Mission. While serving at Wailuku, he furthered his studies at the University of Ha-waii at Manoa in religion and philosophy. Because of his schooling, his dharma talks were impres-sive and praised by many. continued next pagePage 6
Announcements O-Bon Service Schedule O-Bon Services will be held as follows: Friday, July 13 – 10:00 am (Hatsubon Families Only) 2:00 pm & 7:00pm Saturday, July 14 – 10:00 am (Hatsubon Families Only) 2:00 pm & 7:00pm Sunday, July 15 – 10:00 amSign up for O-Bon Service will begin 1 hour before 2 pm and 7 pm services. Thisis on a first come first serve basis. NO phone orders will be taken.Closing Service will be on Sunday, July 15 at 10:00am. After Closing Service,cleanup will begin.Parking Attendants Needed: We are in need of at least 6 parking attendants foreach 2 pm and 7 pm services. Please call Jodo Mission at 949-3995 if you are ableto help direct cars to parking spaces. We appreciate your help.O-Toba Service Appointments: If you wish to have prayers offered in front of yourO-Toba, appointments will be accepted from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from Wednesday,July 3 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2012. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** *The late Reverend Yuzen Yutaka Imamamura (cont’d) Both Rev. Imamura and his father established the golden age of Wailuku Jodo Mission’s his-tory. In 1969 with the dedication and sacrifices of the Imamura family, Wailuku Jodo Missionpurchased the adjacent property and built an 18 unit apartment building to secure the financial foun-dation of the temple. In 1981, Rev. Imamura followed his father and became resident minister of Wailuku JodoMission and served until July 2000. He tirelessly served the members of Wailuku Jodo Mission andthe Maui community. He passed away peacefully on April 1, 2012 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He is survived by his brothers, their spouses and children: Brother Akira, his wife Betty andtheir children Akane and Sally, and Sally’s children Zoe and Jared. Brother Hiroshi, his wife Susanand their sons Fred and Mark, Mark’s wife Wendy and children Fred, Tristin and Austin. The funeral service was performed by Bishop Gensho Hara, Hawaii Council of Jodo Mis-sions. Assistant officiants were: Rev. Yubun Narashiba, Oahu ‘Sanmu’ Representative, Rev. KosenIshikawa, Kauai ‘Sanmu’ Representative and Rev. John Cho-on Hara, Jodo Mission of Wailuku. Wailuku Jodo Mission as well as Hawaii Council of Jodo Mission are very grateful forthe contributions and dedication of Rev. Yuzen Yutaka Imamura and Rev. Isuzu Imamura. Page 7
Sunday School Students get- ting ready for an egg hunt. The students had a lot of fun looking for hidden eggs. Photo on left shows they are on their way as they see the hidden eggs. Everyone has a huge bucket to put the many eggs they will find. M I N I C O N C E RT S Buddha Day Celebration on April 8 The Hawaii Buddhist Council Buddha Day Celebration was held on April 8 at Nichiren Mission of Hawaii. For entertainment, the Hawaii Ma- tsuri Taiko and Somei Taiko Stuart Nago and Rev. Kanjun Nakano Stuart Nago brought one of his students performed one song on Noel Jaderstrom on May 6th to perform April 29th which StuartPage 8 Nago composed the music. some Portuguese music. Noel Jaderstrom also brought some Portuguese instruments.
OBON CHUTOBA ORDER FORM Obon Services will be held Friday, July 13th to Sunday, July 15th, at Jodo Mission of Hawaii DEADLINE: June 30, 2012YOUR NAME（お名前）：___________________________________________PHONE（お電話番号）：________________NAME OF DECEASED（亡くなった方のお名前）： On which day are you coming? （いつお参りにこられますか？）1._________________________________________________________ Please circle date and time.2._________________________________________________________ Fri, July 13 2 pm or 7 pm3._________________________________________________________ Sat, July 14 2 pm or 7 pm Sun, July 15 10 am4._________________________________________________________ Or Cannot attend the serviceOne Chutoba is $ 7.00 × Total of Chutoba ＿＿＿＿＿＿ ＝ Total ＄＿＿＿＿＿＿（中塔婆 1本 7ドル） （本数） （合計）FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Order accepted by : _______________ Date accepted : _______/______/ 2012 ( In person / Mail / By phone ) Received by : _______________ Date paid : _______/______/ 2012 (Cash / Check # __________ ) Write_______ ( Cut ) ORDER FORM FOR CHOCHIN （LANTERN、ちょうちん申し込み用紙） YOUR NAME （お名前）：_____________________________________＿PHONE : (お電話番号) ：_________________ NAME OF DECEASED（亡くなった方のお名前）： 1.____________________________________________________________ 2.____________________________________________________________ 3.____________________________________________________________ 4.____________________________________________________________ LARGE(大)＿＿＿＿×＄10.00 + SMALL(小)＿＿＿＿×＄7.00 = TOTAL（合計）＄______________FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Order accepted by : _______________ Date accepted : _______/______/ 2012 ( In person / Mail / By phone ) Received by : _______________ Date paid : _______/______/ 2012 (Cash / Check # __________ ) Write_______ Page 9
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 ObituariesAny Comments: Thank you for reading our The Jodo Mission of Hawaii extends its sincereBulletin. Any comments you may have or sugges- condolences to the family members and loved ones oftions for news articles would be greatly appreciated. the following members who have recently left this world for the Pure Land. Loretta Masayo Fujikami 88 Jodo Mission Office Hours: Kaname Shigemura 99 Ethel Yasuyo Kikuyama 92 Monday to Saturday James Katsuyuki Kamitono 92 8am—5pm Loraine Naomi Ikeda 66 Sunday & Holidays Walter Kenichi Ashimine 82 8am—3pm Masanori Namba 84 Yoshiko Ashimine Oshiro 96 Phone: 949-3995 James Mitsuyoshi Uesugi 80 Yoshiko Kamioka 102 Rev. Yubun Narashiba Rev. Kanjun Nakano Rev. Dwight Head Minister Resident Minister Rev. Yasuhiro Nakamura Page 10 Watanabe Retired Minister
EITAIKYO (Perpetual Memorial Service) for June 1 Tatsuo Nonaka Mitsuyoshi Okamura Shizuko Heirakuji The Okamura Family 21 Sumi Takeda Grace Kawafuchi The Takeda Family 2 Takayo Fukuda 13 Charlse Harumi Komanoshin Masatsugu 30 Hana Ishizaki The Fukuda Family Takabayashi (2) Teruo Masatsugu Tsurue Nagaishi Yasuichi Nakai Jeane Sachiko Ebisuzaki Ayako Tasaka The Nakauye Family The Nakai Family Suzuko Shigehara John Yoshito Nakauye Kikue Tejima 14 Masuzo Konaka Koei Takara The Tejima Family The Konaka, Yano, 22 Isuke Iwasaki Gerald Kenji Sato Yasu Kawamura & Hayashi Families Murakamis Baby Fujio Fujita Kiichi Morisako Kazumi Mizuta Katsuko Sakakibara Yoshimi Maruuchi 4 Rui Yasumoto Shigeki Narahara Edward Isamu Kimoto Shizutaro Kimura Moshi Takara Fujiko Teruya 15 Yoshio Morita Takara’s Baby Katsu Yokoyama The Morita Family Kikutaro Higashide 23 Isamu Yonemoto 5 Kamematsu Kano The Yonemoto Family The Kano & Watanabe The Higashide & Fuyukawa Families Yoshio Higa Families Albert Akira Sakuda The Higa Family Shuichi Arakawa Yoshiko Hamasaki Yoshikazu Ebisuzaki 16 Onichi Chinen Jonosuke Arakawa Tamon Yamaguchi The Chinen Family Kosuke Takara Japanese Marines Chiyo Heirakuji Kihachi Kishimoto 6 Chujiro Nishimura Harry Noboru Matsumoto Iwao Oki 24 Yoshito Ebisuya The Nishimura Family The Ebisuya Family Matsu Wakagi 17 Natsu Kawamura The Fujii Family The Wakagi Family The Kawamura Family Tokiko Karakake Tomo Daitoku (2) Senjiro Ogawa The Daitoku, Fujimoto, Ichiro Nakatsuka 25 Hana Mitsutani & Kawauchi Families The Hirotsu Family The Mitsutani Family Shinichi Fukuda Helen Miyoko Oda Nobuyuki Nishida The Fukuda Family Hachijiro Homareda Yukio Hirata Miyoshi Takara Akio Nathon Tagami 18 Bunkichi Kamimura 7 Ayako Morikawa Tama Morita 26 Fuji Yano The Morikawa Family The Morita Family The Yano, Konaka, Taki Asai Chiyo Mori & Hayashi Families Kichi Kunihisa Hatsuyo Yoshikawa Daizo Kawamura Shina Kotake Kame Uyehara The Kawamura Family The Uyehara family Mokunosuke Taniguchi 8 Soichi Hirano Isamu Nakano The Hirano & Kaneko Kay Kimiko Yamamoto Keigo Soma Families 19 Kiyomatsu Ueno Claris Sadako Yamamoto The Hirota Family The Ueno Family Saku Yokoyama Shinei Kanehira 27 Ron Kiyoshi Amasaki The Kanehira Family Akira Shimoda 9 Sueko Tanimura The Tanimura Family Mitsuru Ogi 28 Shintaro Masuda Kenzaburo Ishii Kenichi Naito The Masuda & Asamura The Ishii Family Sam Saburo Taniguchi Families Emi Kawamoto Kikuyo Morioka Ryoshichi Himuro Miyoshi Akashi The Himuro Family10 Hosuke Miyagawa Kiyoichi Oshiro The Miyagawa Family 20 Hisataro Yanagihara Ariki Fujimoto The Yanagihara Family 29 Kumanosuke Morikawa Hisako Mitani Naoji Yokoyama The Morikawa Family Mieko Ono Moushi Kobashigawa Sadamu Yanagihara Bertha Takako Homareda Kame Uyehara The Yanagihara Family Ichitaro Matsuda Kinuyo Karimoto12 Bunjiro Umemoto Hisakichi Yamamoto Ziu Takaoka The Umemoto Family Wade kenji Sakai Kiichi Takaoka
8:30am Morning Service Jodo Mission of Hawaii Everyday June 2012 Phone: 949-3995 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 **3:15 pm Jodo Shu hour3 4 5 6 7 8 9 8:30am Fujinkai Meeting YBA Convention on Oahu at Betsuin 10am Obetsuji Service10 11 12 13 14 15 16 YBA Convention—Oahu **3:15 pm Jodo Shu hour NO Sunday Service17 18 19 20 21 22 2310am Father’s Day Service 8:30 Sewing Circle24 8:30 am YBA Meeting 25 26 27 28 29 30 10:00 Sunday ServiceJune 30: DEADLINE: Chutoba & Chochin OrdersJuly 1: O-Toba Set Up & General Cleaning before O-Bon Services - YOUR HELP IS NEEDED.July 6-7 Haleiwa Jodo Mission Bon Dance ** Jodo Shu Hour Radio K-ZOO (AM1210Khz, Japa-July 13-15: O-Bon Services at Jodo Mission of Hawaii nese station)Aug 17-18: Bon Dance at Jodo Mission of HawaiiSept 21-23: Layers and Fujinkai Conventions on Kauai