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New exhibition on the Japanese American WWII experience opens soon; Bishop to give invocation on Nov. 10

The Go for Broke National Education Center has announced that a traveling exhibition entitled “Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience” will visit the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i (JCCH) from November 11 to December 9, 2017. The Bishop of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of...

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Queen Liliuokalani as portrayed by Jackie Pualani Johnson leads the recessional at the close of the Tribute Service

Hongwanji in Hawaii pays tribute to Queen Liliʻuokalani

Update 11/24/2017: A video of the complete service is now available on YouTube. The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii celebrated a Queen Liliʻuokalani Tribute Service on Sunday, October 29 at Hawaii Betsuin, the Hongwanji temple on Pali Highway. The service was an opportunity to express gratitude for the queen and...

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October 2017 HQ Update cover

October 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the October 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: In this Issue First Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Joint Conference (9/1-9/3, 2018) PBA Lighting Our Way Banquet (Nov. 17) Temple Anniversary Celebrations Report from the 2017 Annual Minister’s Lay Assistant Retreat Kauai District Dharma School Sunday and Peace Day...

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Queen Liliuokalani portrait, colorized black and white photo

Queen Lili’uokalani 100th Anniversary Tribute is Sunday, October 29, 2017

Queen Lili’uokalani 100th Anniversary Tribute Sunday, October 29, 2017, 9:30AM Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin Buddhist Temple 1727 Pali Highway Public Is Invited (Additional parking available at Kawananakoa School and Hongwanji Mission School)   On the 100th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Lili’uokalani’s passing this year, the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of...

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looking up through backlit Bodhi tree leaves

Rev. Chikai Yosemori, 1932-2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2016 Rev. Chikai Yosemori, the retired 14th Bishop of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, died on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. He was 84 years old. For all of his 42 years as a minister and his work after retirement, the foundation of Rev. Yosemori’s...

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Honouliuli Internment Camp, by National Park Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Honpa Hongwanji contingency visits Honouliuli

Honouliuli Internment Camp, by National Park Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Source » It was 8 a.m. in the morning when a group of Buddhist and Shinto priests boarded a bus which departed Honolulu headed for Leeward Oahu. At a predestination stop, one could see the wide expanse of land...

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