Monday, September 21, 2020 is the International Day of Peace, in Hawai’i and around the world. You are invited to RING YOUR BELL FOR PEACE DAY.

The bell ringing follows a short program beginning at 11:40 a.m. and a minute of silence. All times are HST – Hawaii Standard Time.

11:40 a.m. – Blowing of the Pū (conch shell); Pule, “Queen’s Prayer;” Invocation by Bishop Eric Matsumoto; Opening Remarks/Overview; Song, “Peace on Your Wings”
12:00 noon – One minute of silence honoring all those who sacrificed to achieve peace
12:01 p.m. – Ring your bell for Peace Day from all around the world!
12:06 p.m. – Song, “Let There Be Peace on Earth;” Benediction; Oli

The bells will be rung at temples, churches, schools, and community organizations. Bell ringers around the islands and the world will join together via Zoom in an event that will stream live on Facebook to celebrate Peace Day.

Bell ringers joining via Zoom must register in advance (see forms below). Those who just want to watch live can visit the KTUH Facebook page at 11:40 a.m. (HST) on September 21 with no registration required.

Ring Your Bell for Peace Day Flyer

Invitation Letter from the Bishop and the Committee Chair


Would you like to ring a bell as part of the live Zoom event? Please register:

Ring Your Bell for Peace Day Registration Form (online form)

If you prefer, a PDF version of the registration form is available.

Registrations will go to Rene Mansho, chair of the HHMH Peace Day Committee. You may contact Rene with any questions at 808-291-6151 or

Registrants will receive the following instructions document along with the Zoom connection details. We provide the document here as it will help potential registrants understand what is involved in being bell ringing site.
Instructions for Registered Bell Ringers (updated 9/14/20)


The public is invited to watch the bell ringing live online on the KTUH Facebook page (a Facebook account should not be necessary to view the video).

We intend to cross post the live video on Hongwanji Facebook pages too, including the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Facebook page.

Soon after the event, a recording of the live stream will be available to watch on demand, including on the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii YouTube channel.

Additional background information about Peace Day is available in our related news item, Peace Day is September 21: Join Honpa Hongwanji in Ringing Bells for Peace!

youth wearing mask rings the bonsho bell at Wahiawa Hongwanji with words "Ring Your Bell for Peace Day"

2020 Peace Day Participants
As of 9/20 11 p.m. (HST):

  • Aiea Hongwanji Mission
  • Amemiya for Mayor
  • Anthony’s of Padua Church Kauai
  • Buddhist Study Center
  • Calgary Buddhist Temple Canada
  • Catholic Parish, St Ann, Kaneohe
  • ChangeAGEntsHawaii
  • Christ Church Uniting Disciples & Presbyterians
  • Cub Scout Pack 1640, Michigan
  • East Hawaii Rotary Clubs Peace Committee
  • Ewa Hongwanji Mission
  • Gerald Evans
  • Ginny Pacheco
  • Golden Rule Project
  • Hawaii Cyber Lions Club
  • Hawaii Lions District 50
  • Heart Centered Healing Therapies (NY)
  • Higashi Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin
  • Hillman family, Tennessee
  • Hilo Crescent City Lions Club
  • Hirai-Laim, Nicole (Idaho)
  • Hongwanji International Center (Kyoto)
  • Honokaa Hongwanji
  • Honokaa Hongwanji Los Angeles
  • Honomu Henjoji Mission, Koyasan Shingon Mission of Hawaii
  • Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin
  • Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii
  • Hugh Watts
  • Iao United Church of Christ
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Lihue
  • Jikoen Hongwanji
  • Jodo Mission of Hawaii
  • Joseph School, Hilo
  • Kahului Hongwanji
  • Kalani, Connie
  • Kalanikahua Hou
  • Kamuela Hongwanji Mission
  • Kapaa Hongwanji Mission
  • Katog Mati Ling
  • Karen Turner
  • Kauai Soto Zen Temple
  • Keawala`i Congregational United Church of Christ
  • Kelen Geller
  • Kelowna Buddhist Temple, British Columbia
  • Koloa Jodo Mission
  • Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
  • Lahaina Hongwanji Mission
  • Lahaina Jodo Mission
  • Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center
  • Leah – Massachusetts
  • Lihue Hongwanji
  • Linda Fukuda Family Dentistry, WA
  • Makawao History Museum
  • Makawao Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
  • Makawao Public Library
  • Manitoba Buddhist Temple
  • Mary, Star of the Sea School
  • Maryknoll School (multiple classes)
  • Mililani Hongwanji
  • Mililani Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
  • Mililani Lions Club
  • Moiliili Hongwanji
  • Moiliili Hongwanji PreSchool
  • Moriyama family
  • Naalehu Hongwanji Mission
  • Navigating the Journey
  • Nippon Club
  • Organized by Kammy
  • Pacheco, Ginny
  • Pacific Buddhist Academy
  • Pang Ching
  • Peace Day Hawai’i
  • Pearl City Community Church
  • Pearl City Hongwanji Mission
  • Perruso-Mackey Family
  • Puna Hongwanji
  • Ramona Okamura
  • Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Church, Pearl City
  • Robin Sato
  • Rotary District 5000
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • Seabrook Buddhist Temple (NJ)
  • Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple
  • Serena Hickes
  • Shooters Film Production
  • Soto Mission of Aiea Taiheiji
  • St. Ann School
  • St. Michael School
  • St. Theresa Church
  • State Farm
  • Stephen Chinen
  • Tamamoto Family
  • Teapresso Bar Wahiawa
  • United Japanese Society of Hawaii
  • Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission
  • Waialua Hongwanji Mission
  • Wailuku Hongwanji Mission
  • Waimea Mission Church UCC
  • Wedgwood Community Council (Seattle, WA)
  • West Kauai Hongwanji Mission
  • West Kauai Lions Club
  • Windward Buddhist Temple