Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s Living Treasures of Hawai’i™ program, established in 1976, has recognized over 200 individuals who have demonstrated excellence and high achievement in their field of endeavor and who have made significant contributions toward enriching our society.
This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, in lieu of our traditional luncheon program recognizing new honorees, we produced a special one-hour program, “Life and Light: Wisdom of Hawai’i’s Treasures” featuring interviews with five past honorees.
The program will air on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 7:00 pm (K5 and live stream), and Sunday, May 30, 2021, at 8:00 pm (KHNL).
The Living Treasures of Hawai’i: Life and Light – Wisdom of Hawai’i’s Treasures brings together the wise sayings and teachings from five Living Treasures of Hawai’i™ honorees: Robert Cazimero, Puanani Burgess, Lillian Yajima, Rev. Yoshiaki Fujitani, and Nainoa Thompson. This inspirational television special highlights what makes the Living Treasures of Hawai’i™ program unique and shares the history of this prestigious honor that is part of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii.