Jodo Mission Bulletin - July 2011


Published on

The June 2011 issue of the monthly newsletter of the Jodo Mission of Hawaii.

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Jodo Mission Bulletin - July 2011

  1. 1. JODO MISSION OF HAWAII BULLETIN - JUNE 2011 (#1175-0611) Important Dates June 30: DEADLINE: Chutoba & Chochin Orders July 3: O-Toba Set Up & General Cleaning - YOUR HELP IS NEEDED July 15-17: O-Bon Services Aug.19-20: Bon Dance O-Bon Service ScheduleFriday, July 15 10:00 am (Hatsubon only) 2:00 pm & 7:00 pmSaturday, July 16 10:00 am (Hatsubon only) 2:00 pm & 7:00 pmSunday, July 17 10:00 am SEE Page 9 for Chutoba and Chochin order forms >>>>
  2. 2. Sermon by Rev. Kanjun Nakano Given on April 24, 2011 Japan, the Japanese people, and the whole world were transformed at onemoment on March 11. The cry of the earth pushed us all into sorrow and despair. But,we must remember that the earth is alive. The inside of the earth is molten. It has tre-mendous energy. We are only tiny creatures living on the surface of the great earth.Human beings can never overcome the power of the earth. Natural disasters, caused by the great heat at the core of the earth, remind us that the earth isliving. These disasters create terrible situations for all creatures in the disaster areas, but the earthcontinues to be alive. The alternative is that the earth dies and becomes cold. Then all of earth’screatures will die. The earth must live so that we exist. However, the earth sometimes causes earthquakes, tsuna-mis, and volcanic activity as powerful evidence of being alive. So, what will we do? We cannot doanything to change the earth’s inner heat, movement, or power. We can only steadily recover fromthe disasters that these things cause. This is the history of human beings. However, we can change our hearts to make the world a better place. We can show mercy andkindness to others. We can help and support each other and hope for peace. Before anything else,we must love the earth. And we can crate strong families. I believe that Japan will be restored. But, it will take a long time. And from now, the nextchapter in the history of Japan starts. Also, we must begin a new chapter of hope for all human be-ings. Bits of Knowledge of Buddhism Vol.06 “Five Elements” (June. 2011) By Rev. Yasuhiro Watanabe Beginning last month, I’ve been busy writing O-Toba. It is derived from the traditional tombstone, or Gorin-to. The Gorin-to means “a five rings tower.” Each ringrepresents a stage. As you look at the picture, you will see a cube, asphere, a pyramid, a hemisphere, and a jewel-shape from the bottom.The shapes symbolize earth, water, fire, wind, and sky. Please note that“sky” actually means void or emptiness, which is one of the most im-portant concepts in Mahayana Buddhism. These five elements standfor all things under the sun, and the characters of each stage are carvedon the surface in Sanskrit. That is why Gorin-to as a whole embodiesthe Enlightenment of Buddha and represents the Buddha’s world itself.The Japanese put urns inside their family’s tomb, and we pray that thedeceased will rest in perfect peace in the bliss of Amida Buddha. O-Toba is a brief version of Gorin-to. You can find the same five charac-ters of Sanskrit above your ancestor’s names on the O-Toba. By mak-ing O-Toba, we show respect and thanks for the deceased, and we prayfor their happy and peaceful life in the Pure Land. I would like to thank my friend for sending this picture of aGorin-to to share with you. It was taken at Kannouji Temple in Tokyo.Page 2
  3. 3. Vision for the Future (3) By Rev. Yubun Narashiba Quiz: Do you know the title of the following story? ONCE upon a time there was an old man and his old wife living inthe country in Japan. One day the old woman went to the river to washsome clothes. No sooner had the old woman begun her washing when abig peach come floating down the river. She pulled the peach out of the river and took ithome. The old woman brought a big knife from the kitchen and was getting ready to cutthe peach in half in front of her husband. Then, suddenly the peach split open, and abeautiful baby boy jumped out of the peach. The old man and woman were very happy,and they took the baby to be their son. Did you get the answer? Yes! The title of the story is "Momotaro the Peach Boy!" When Momotaro was about fifteen years old, he decided to go to the island namedOgre Island and defeat the ogres there who were doing bad things to the villagers. Momo-taro began his journey to the Ogre Island. As he went along, he met a dog, a monkey and a pheasant. They all decided to comealong with Momotaro to fight against the ogres. When they came close to the island, they could seemany, many ogres. First, the pheasant flew over the walls of the fort and be-gan to peck at the ogres heads. The monkey slipped up andopened the gate of the fort. Then Momotaro and the dogrushed into the fort and started fighting the ogres too. It was a terrible battle! But at last, the ogres were com-pletely defeated. They all bowed down low before Momotaroand promised never to do wicked things again. How happy the old man and woman were when theysaw their son return safely from Ogre Island! They returned allthe treasure to the villagers, and they all lived together very, very, happily. **************************************************** I wanted you to remember this story because according to Mr. Akinori Kandas article in theDiamond Weekly Business Magazine, this is the ideal business model. According to him, to makea project very successful, you need a strong leader like Momotaro. He is sometimes reckless buthe has ideas, energy and courage. The dog is the symbol of person of positive mind. This typeof person always helps and encourages the leader especially when a project is started. The Mon-key is the supervisor. This type of person is strict with numbers and details. Though this personsometimes cannot get along with the leader, this person has lots of knowledge and is good at sys-tematizing the work. The pheasant is a coordinator. This person is a good organizer for a semi-nar or workshop, or even a party. There are many ways you can help your temple. Which one are you? Momotaro,dog, monkey or pheasant? Page 3
  4. 4. MOTHER’S DAY MESSAGES Sunday School Mothers and children: left to right above: Mother Makoh & son Takeru; Mother Yukari & daughter Sophie; Mother Naomi and daughter Himawari; Mother Hitomi & daughter A’Marie & son Strider; Mother Yukiko & son Raistlih & daughter Taylor. Each child presented their mothers with a lei and a hand madeEveryone was a contest winner! Mother’s Day card Dear Mom,Dear Mom, Thank you for giving me whatever I want andI love you Mom. I love her because she does letting me drink soda, juice and water. You are sothings that children do not do like: cook food, kind and nice to me. I also like to go shopping atwash clothes, wash dishes, and help me with my Ala Moana, Walmart, Times and go to church. Athomework. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY A’Marie----------------------------------- church, my Mom bought me a hat. My hat was theMother, season of summer and my friend Sophie, her hat Thank you for playing with me and taking was th season of autumn. I love my Mom very,me to somewhere fun. Disneyland was very fun! very much. Thank you Mom. Aloha, Taylor -------------------------------------The toy story, astro blaster, Pirates of the Carib-bean, haunted mansion and the big thunder Takeru’s Mom’s message to her Mom in Japan:mountain were fun. I wish I could go there Mom,again. Himawari Do you remember that your grandson, Takeru is----------------------------------- 6 years old now? When we went to Japan to seeMommy, you, he was 5 years old. I wanted you to see him I love you because you help me and you every year but I don’t think that we can go back be-take care of me. I love you Mommy. Strider fore he turns to 7.----------------------------------- Every time he talks about you, I remember howMom, much I miss you. I love my Mom very, very much because my It is difficult to pretend not to notice my feelingsMom loves me very, very much. My Mom hugs to you and Japan, even I should do it and tells me she loves me very, very much I hope everything is okay and we can see you inevery morning in the bathroom and in the bed- Oshogatsu, next year. Love, Makohroom before I go to sleep. ------------------------------------- My Mom helps me clean up my toys, but my Carrie Say, a new member to the Temple wrote aMom scolds me if I don’t clean up and makes poem dedicated to her Mom Yu Zhen Zhong:me cry. The Peach Monkey Caring for Three I enjoy making brownies with my Mom be-cause when my Mom puts it in the oven, there is Floating in constellation of three,a little bit leftover in the bowl and I get to lick it Hanging from a single red thread,and it is so, so, so yummy. Each is shining bright as cubic stones, Happy Mother’s Day! Love, Sophie Having anything but a single dream,----------------------------------- Each is piercing with great ambition,Raistlih: I like Mom. I like when you play with me. Aspiring to find a place,----------------------------------- In a growing world,Takeru; This is my Mom by Takeru All is lead by,[Editor’s note: Due to space in Bulletin, cute drawings by children and photos Unity.were not included. Apologies. Thank you.] Page 4
  5. 5. Miso Helps Protect Body Against Atomic Radiation and Heavy MetalPoisoning (reprint from May 2011 Bulletin) What is miso? Miso is a fermented soy food and is one of the world’s most delicious,versatile and medicinal foods. Miso for centuries has been known as a folk remedy forweak digestion, cancer, radiation sickness, tobacco poisoning, acidic conditions, lowlibidio, and several types of intestinal infections. Miso’s reputation as one of nature’s mosthealing foods is being confirmed by modern medical science. These studies show whatfolk healers have known for centuries. It is not any one particular component of miso thatmakes it such an effective healing food but rather a complex combination of ingredientsand a unique double fermentation process that transforms soybeans and grains into a potentmedicine. Dr. Shinichiro Akizuki, director of St. Francis Hospital in Nagasaki during World War IIwho spent years treating atomic bomb victims just a few miles from ground zero did notsuffer the usual effects of radiation. Dr. Akizuki hypothesized that he and his associateswere protected from the deadly radiation because they drank miso soup every day. It has been reported that European countries imported truckloads of miso from Japan af-ter the Chernobyl nuclear plant incident. MESSAGES TO JAPAN We would like to thank those who wrote messages for the East Japan Earth- quake, Tsunami and Nu- clear Disaster victims. Since some messages were personal ones to Rev. Oeda whose temple is in Sendai area, your messages were translated into Japanese and sent to Rev. Oeda’s temple to be shared with the victims of the damaged area. With these notes, the people of Eastern Japan know that we too are think- ing of them. THANK YOU! Page 5
  6. 6. About MisoThere are four major flavors of Miso. They are White Miso, RedMiso, Mixed Miso, and Hatcho Miso. Actually, the ingredients arealmost the same for these four kinds of Miso, but the manufacturingprocesses differ.1. White Miso is made from boiled soy beans. The taste is sweeter than other kinds ofMiso. This is called “Shiro Miso” in Japanese.2. Red Miso is made from steamed soy beans. The taste is stronger and saltier than WhiteMiso. This is called “Aka Miso” in Japanese.3. Mixed Miso is the mixture of White Miso and Red Miso. The proportion of blending isdifferent according to Miso factories. This is called “Awase Miso” in Japanese.4. Hatcho Miso is made from steamed soy beans, soy bean yeast, salt and water. Its coloris darker than other kinds of miso and the taste is very concentrated.Recipe with Miso (#2) Mochi Miso SoupIngredients:3 cups water1 pkg dashi no moto2 T miso1 c daikon, shredded1c carrots, shreddedgreen onions, minced (for garnish)Procedure:1. Bring water and dashi no moto to a boil. Lower the heat when it comes to a boil.2. Peel the daikon and carrot.3. Using a grater, shred carrot into long shreds and add it to the pot of dashi. Then shred the daikon like the carrot and add it to the dashi too.4. Bring it to a boil and cook for approximately 3 minutes. Skim the foam from the boiling broth.5. Dissolve the miso into the pot of broth.6. Prepare the mochi. If using frozen mochi, rinse them in water first then mi- crowave them for 30 seconds on each side. (The time will vary according to your microwave oven.) They are ready when soft to the touch.7. Add mochi pieces to the pot of soup. When the soup begins to bubble, turn off the heat.8. Place one mochi in each serving of soup. Garnish with green onions. Enjoy! Recipe from Rev. Narashiba’s motherPage 6
  7. 7. Announcements ZEN BUDDHISM In the documentary A Zen Life, we learned howscholar D.T. Suzuki helped to introduce Zen to a west-ern audience. Zen intrigued philosophers and seekersyet perplexed laypeople to its true essence. Can Zenhelp us better understand ourselves or is it just an ar-chaic spiritually practice? What role does Zen have inthe 21st Century? On Friday, June 24, 2011 you are invited to join us for a conversation about Zen Bud-dhism and to seek answers to these questions. Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel, professorof Religion and Philosophy at Chaminade University will moderate a conversation with lo-cal zen practitioners on the topic of what is zen and how can it be brought into our every-day lives? We will meet in Ikoi Hall at 6:00pm. Join us for refreshments and discussion im-mediately after following the panel discussion. This is part of our Buddhism 2.0 series where we explore Buddhism and its relevanceto our modern times. EVENT: Panel Discussion about Zen Buddhism DATE: Friday, June 24, 2011 TIME; 6:00 pm PLACE; Jodo Mission of Hawaii (Ikoi Hall) Mailing of Our Bulletin Father’s Day Contest Keeping up with U.S. Postal Regulations; June 19th is Father’s Day As we too must keep up with postal regula- We always remember our Mothers, but tions, you may have noticed our new front pagedo we always remember our Fathers? format. You will soon find further changes dueWhat do you remember about your Father, to new postal regulations for bulk mail. BulkDad, Daddy, Otoo-san? mail is the most inexpensive rate that we can use in mailing our Bulletin to you. You will In 100 words or less, please send in soon see bar codes added so the postal ser-your thoughts to Jodo Mission by Saturday, vice can process the mail in a most efficientJune 18th. You may also draw a picture of manner.your Dad. We had many entries for Another inexpensive way would be if youMother’s Day and hopefully many for would like to receive our Bulletin via E-mail.Father’s Day so please We encourage as many of you to request thisdo not forget your method. Please send us your e-mail address iffathers! you have not done so. However, if you receive too many e-mails and would still prefer the hard Please come to our copy by U.S. mail, we will continue to sendFather’s Day Service your copy by mail.and honor your father The most important thing is that youby your presence on receive the Bulletin and hopefully have timeJune 19th at 10 a.m. to read it with the various activities on our Calendar. Page 7
  8. 8. Announcements O-Bon Service Schedule O-Bon Services will be held as follows: Friday, July 15 – 10:00 am (Hatsubon Families Only) 2:00 pm & 7:00pm Saturday, July 16 – 10:00 am (Hatsubon Families Only) 2:00 pm & 7:00pm Sunday, July 17 – 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 17 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 6 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2011. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * YBA CONVENTION YBA Meeting Fujinkai MeetingYBA is holding its Annual Statewide Con- 6/26/11 (Women’s association) at 8:30 a.m. 6/5/11 @ 8:30 a.m.vention on June 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 9:00—3:00 pm Convention Meeting ♪ ♪ Jodo Mission of Hawaii ♪ ♪ at California Hotel Aloha Room Children’s Choir “Malama” こども合唱団マラマ 5:00 pm Slot Tournament Main Street Hotel 6/12/11 at 10:45 a.m.Anyone interested please contact Jo AnnMatsuo at 422-6919. Sewing Circle: June 25 at 8:30 a.m. Page 8
  9. 9. OBON CHUTOBA ORDER FORM Obon Services will be held Friday, July 15th to Sunday, July 17th, at Jodo Mission of Hawaii DEADLINE: June 30, 2011YOUR 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 15 2 pm or 7 pm3._________________________________________________________ Sat, July 16 2 pm or 7 pm Sun, July 17 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 : _______/______/ 2011 ( In person / Mail / By phone ) Received by : _______________ Date paid : _______/______/ 2011 (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 : _______/______/ 2011 ( In person / Mail / By phone ) Received by : _______________ Date paid : _______/______/ 2011 (Cash / Check # __________ ) Write_______ Page 9
  10. 10. 2011 BON DANCE SCHEDULE OF JODO SHU TEMPLES Island Temple Phone No. Dates Times Oahu Betsuin 949-3995 Aug 19 to 20 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Haleiwa 637-4382 July 22 to 23 7/22: 8 pm – 10 pm 7/23: 8 pm – 11 pm Big Island Kurtistown August 6 8:00 pm [Hawaii] Call Rev. Miyazaki Hilo July 8 to 9 7/8: 7:30 pm (808) 935-6996 7/9: 8:00 pm Hakalau August 20 8:00 pm Hamakua August 13 6:30 pm Call Rev. Wansa Kohala July 9 6:30 pm (808) 775-0965 Hawi August 6 6:30 pm Maui Kahului Call Rev. John Hara June 24 to 25 7:00 pm Wailuku (808) 244-0066 June 17 7:00 pm Lahaina (808) 661-4304 July 2 7:00 pm Kauai Kapaa (808) 822-4319 July 22 to 23 7:30 pm Koloa (808) 742-6735 June 17 to 18 7:30 pmAny Comments: Thank you for reading our ObituariesBulletin. Any comments you may have or sugges-tions for news articles would be greatly appreciated. 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. Jodo Mission Office Hours: Monday to Saturday Masanori (Hitomi) Miyaura 63 8am—5pm Kiyoto Kawaoka 98 Takuzo Kusaka 90 Sunday & Holidays 8am—3pm Rachel Tomoe Ono 89 Kikue “Kay” Kakimoto 90 Phone: 949-3995 Rev. Yubun Narashiba Rev. Kanjun Nakano Rev. Yasuhiro Rev. Dwight Head Minister Resident Minister Watanabe Nakamura Page 10 Resident Minister Retired Minister
  11. 11. EITAIKYO (Perpetual Memorial Service) for June1 Tatsuo Nonaka 13 Charlse Harumi Takabayashi (2) 22 Isuke Iwasaki Jeane Sachiko Ebisuzaki Murakamis Baby2 Takayo Fukuda Kazumi Mizuta The Fukuda Family 14 Masuzo Konaka Yoshimi Maruuchi Yasuichi Nakai The Konaka, Yano, Edward Isamu Kimoto The Nakai Family & Hayashi Families Kikue Tejima Kiichi Morisako 23 Isamu Yonemoto The Tejima Family Katsuko Sakakibara The Yonemoto Family Yasu Kawamura Shigeki Narahara Yoshio Higa Fujio Fujita The Higa Family 15 Yoshio Morita Yoshiko Hamasaki4 Rui Yasumoto The Morita Family Jonosuke Arakawa Shizutaro Kimura Kikutaro Higashide Kosuke Takara Fujiko Teruya The Higashide Katsu Yokoyama & Fuyukawa Families 24 Yoshito Ebisuya Albert Akira Sakuda The Ebisuya Family5 Kamematsu Kano The Fujii Family The Kano & Watanabe Families 16 Onichi Chinen Tokiko Karakake Shuichi Arakawa The Chinen Family Yoshikazu Ebisuzaki Chiyo Heirakuji 25 Hana Mitsutani Tamon Yamaguchi Harry Noboru Matsumoto The Mitsutani Family Japanese Marines Iwao Oki Nobuyuki Nishida Yukio Hirata6 Chujiro Nishimura 17 Natsu Kawamura Akio Nelson Tagami The Nishimura Family The Kawamura Family Matsu Wakagi Senjiro Ogawa 26 Fuji Yano The Wakagi Family Ichiro Nakatsuka The Yano, Konaka, Tomo Daitoku The Hirotsu Family & Hayashi Families The Daitoku, Fujimoto, Helen Miyoko Oda Daizo Kawamura & Kawauchi Families The Kawamura Family Shinichi Fukuda 18 Bunkichi Kamimura Mokunosuke Taniguchi The Fukuda Family Tama Morita Isamu Nakano Miyoshi Takara The Morita Family Keigo Soma Chiyo Mori Claris Sadako Yamamoto7 Ayako Morikawa Hatsuyo Yoshikawa The Morikawa Family Kame Uyehara 27 Ron Kiyoshi Amasaki Taki Asai Akira Shimoda Kichi Kunihisa 19 Kiyomatsu Ueno Shina Kotake The Ueno Family 28 Shintaro Masuda Shinei Kanehira The Masuda & Asamura Families8 Soichi Hirano The Kanehira Family Ryoshichi Himuro The Hirano & Kaneko Families Mitsuru Ogi The Himuro Family The Hirota Family Kenichi Naito Kiyoichi Oshiro Saku Yokoyama Sam Saburo Taniguchi 29 Kumanosuke Morikawa9 Sueko Tanimura Kikuyo Morioka The Morikawa Family The Tanimura Family 20 Hisataro Yanagihara Sadamu Yanagihara Kenzaburo Ishii The Yanagihara Family The Yanagihara Family The Ishii Family Naoji Yokoyama Kinuyo Karimoto Emi Kawamoto Moushi Kobashigawa Ziu Takaoka Kame Uyehara Kiichi Takaoka10 Hosuke Miyagawa Shizuko Heirakuji The Miyagawa Family Ichitaro Matsuda Hisakichi Yamamoto Grace Kawafuchi Ariki Fujimoto Hisako Mitani 21 Sumi Takeda 30 Hana Ishizaki Mieko Ono The Takeda Family Tsurue Nagaishi Komanoshin Masatsugu The Nakauye Family12 Bunjiro Umemoto John Yoshito Nakauye The Umemoto Family Teruo Masatsugu Ayako Tasaka Koei Takara Mitsuyoshi Okamura Gerald Kenji Sato The Okamura Family Suzuko Shigehara
  12. 12. 8:30am Morning Service Jodo Mission of Hawaii Everyday June 2011 Phone: 949-3995 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 **3:15 pm Jodo Shu hour5 6 7 8 9 10 11 8:30am Fujinkai Meeting 10:30am Maunalani YBA Convention in 10am Obetsuji Service Visitation in Las Vegas12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10:00 Sunday Service 10;45 Children’s Choir 10am CCH visitation 1:45 Board Meeting **3:15 pm Jodo Shu hour19 20 21 22 23 24 2510am Father’s Day Service 8:30 Sewing Circle26 27 28 29 30 8:30 am YBA Meeting 10:00 Sunday ServiceJune 30: DEADLINE: Chutoba & Chochin OrdersJuly 3: O-Toba Set Up & General Cleaning before O-Bon Services - YOUR HELP IS NEEDED. ** Jodo Shu Hour Radio K-ZOO (AM1210Khz, Japa-July 15-17: O-Bon Services at Jodo Mission of Hawaii nese station)July 22-23 Haleiwa Jodo Mission Bon DanceAug 19-20: Bon Dance at Jodo Mission of HawaiiSep 16-18: Kyoku Convention at Betsuin