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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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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Bishop Eric Matsumoto and Hawaii Betsuin minister Rev. Joshin Kamuro at Hiroshima Peace Bell with strings of cranes with attached sign saying "Pacific Buddhist Academy"

Service at Hiroshima Peace Bell in Honolulu is an expression of interfaith unity for peace

A diverse crowd of religious leaders, public officials, representatives of various Japan-Hawaii organizations, and other peace builders gathered under trees along Nuuanu Stream on August 7, 2017 for the 28th annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service. The event was hosted at Hiroshima Peace Bell by the Izumo Taishakyo Mission with...

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Watch live video of the Jodo Shinshu Accession Ceremony

Hongwanji world headquarters in Kyoto, Japan provides livestreaming video of the Commemoration on the Accession of the Jodo Shinshu Tradition. If you access the web pages while the services are underway (see Livestream Access Links below), you may watch and hear them as they happen. Services start at 2 p.m....

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Choralfest 2016 videos now available on YouTube

Choralfest 2016, the sixth Choralfest of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, was held at Hawaii Betsuin in Honolulu on September 24-25, 2016. On Sunday, a special music service open to all featured the combined voices of many Hongwanji singers singing “I Dream a World,” “Where Oh Where?,” “Entrusting Heart,”...

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Peace Day Interfaith Celebration is Friday, Sept. 16.

Please join us for the 6th Annual Peace Day Interfaith Celebration sponsored by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii and seven co-sponsors. The event is hosted at the Hawaii Betsuin temple on Pali Highway and begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 16. The service will feature speakers and musical...

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honoring Rev. Shimabukuro at West Kauai Hongwanji Mission

The Mission honors Rev. Yoshiko Shimabukuro

Rev. Yoshiko Shimabukuro’s Appreciation Service was held on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at West Kauai Hongwanji Mission (the resident minister is Rev. Tomo Hojo and the president is Mr. Alton Miyamoto). It was a great honor to have Rev. Shimabukuro’s Appreciation Service. We presented her with an...

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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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