Hawaii Preimiere of “Carving the Divine” Documentary Film (Honolulu)

Event details

  • Sunday | January 22, 2023
  • 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96813 (enter from Lusitana St.)

Carving the Divine documentary film poster -- carver with carvings in the background

Hawaii Premiere

Carving the Divine
Award Winning Documentary Film

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023,
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin Buddhist Temple
1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96813
(Enter from Lusitana Street.)

Open to the public.

A fascinating look into the journey of mastering a 1,400-year-old tradition of the busshi. Yujiro Seki has captured on film a world unknown to most. The journey of becoming a master sculptor of Buddhist images is one in which one also gets to know oneself.

Meet the producer, Yujiro Seki in person and a private viewing of the Amida Buddha image in the Main Sanctuary of the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin Buddhist Temple.

Carving the Divine has been shown at 30 film festivals in 22 countries winning awards at 13 festivals such as the Best Director Award of a Foreign Language Documentary at World Cinema Milan and premiering at the famous Raindance Film Festival in London.

Official Trailer

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For more information, please call (808)536-7044 (HHHB Temple) or email hqs@honpahi.org.

Donations accepted.