The Passing of Reverend Yoshiaki Fujitani

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It is with deep sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Reverend Yoshiaki Fujitani, the 11th Bishop of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii. Rev. Fujitani passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021, at the Kuakini Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, at the age of 97.

A funeral originally scheduled for August 15, 2021 at Hawaii Betsuin and via YouTube livestream has been canceled/postponed due to COVID-related concerns.

Namo Amida Butsu

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Reverend Fujitani is one of five past Living Treasures of Hawai’i™ honorees interviewed in an upcoming special Living Treasures TV program airing on May 27 and May 30, 2021. May we treasure this opportunity to see and hear a recent recording of Reverend Fujitani and his words of wisdom as well as those of the other honorees. Please find complete details in a prior news item.