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Sometime ago we mentioned that for security purposes, the front door of
the Jodo Mission of Hawaii office will be locked. We have had many instances
of intruders coming to the office and the temple and because of this we must
continue this practice.
In addition, we are now closing the outer door to the temple when there
are no services or when a service is being conducted and no one is in the of-
fice. This is being done for security purposes only and for the safety of our
ministers and staff. It is really ashamed that
churches, temples and houses of worship need
to worry about intruders.
If you have business in the office or want to
go to the Nokotsudo or Columbarium, please
do not hesitate to ring the doorbell and some-
one will be more than happy to unlock the door.
We apologize for this inconvenience. There
may be instances when no one is available, i.e.
minister is at a service; a sign is normally at the
front door when he will return. Also, if no one answers the door, please call
the office 949-3995. It could be that a service is being held and no one is in
the office.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Address Service Requested

Honolulu HI 96814
1429 Makiki St.
Jodo Mission of Hawaii

Bulletin - MARCH 2017
Jodo Mission of Hawaii
On Sunday, January 22, 2017, a General Membership Meeting was held. However,
only 14 members attended. According to our By-Laws, we needed to have at least 25
members present at our General Membership Meeting in order to make any changes to
our By-Laws. The changes needed to be made were mainly to reduce the quorum so the
Board of Directors can continue to make official decisions.
We are requesting, if possible, that all members of Jodo Mission of Hawaii attend the
next General Membership Meeting to be held on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 10:45 a.m.,
after the Spring Higan Service. Your attendance is very important so please try to attend.
By-Laws Amendment to Jodo Mission of Hawaii:
Revisions to consider are: 1) changing the quorum to the Board of Directors from not
less than 15 to not less than 5 nor more than 30 Directors to be elected biennially for 2
years; 2) Standing Committees to consist of not less than 5 to not less than 3 members,
all to be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board of Directors; and
3) Quorums at General Membership meetings, the presence of [25] to 15 members of the
Mission will constitute a quorum; and at Board of Directors meeting, the presence of [9] to
5 directors will constitute a quorum. PLEASE KEEP THIS DATE, WE WILL NEED YOUR
VOTE! Thank you.===================================================

D e d i c a t i o n B o ard
In preparation of the 125-year anniversary of Jodo Shu in Hawaii, we (your Board of
Directors) would like to honor the past and present members of Betsuin who have made
tremendous contributions toward Jodo Mission of Hawaii today.
As part of the pre celebration, we (your Board) felt it was time to honor selected
members by creating a JODO dedication board to be shared by all other members. These
selected members chosen have sacrificed many hours of adversity and success of build-
ing this organization.
Our other intent of presenting this honor board is to assure that the next and forth
coming generations will continue their legacy by attending services and church functions.
We all know that the original members are in the Pure Land or are all aged seniors and to
carry on their legacy we need to replace them with new ideas and goals. We cannot afford
to let their hard work be forgotten but be carried forward to the next generation.
Each selected member to the JODO dedication board will be engraved onto a brass
name plate which will be attached to the board covered by an outer clear glass plate
If you know of members who should be honored, please e-mail us at with the name of the member and the contact persons phone
number. The entry deadline will be March 24, 2017.
Arigato! Your Board of Directors.
Membership Dues (Gojikai) REMINDER: If you have not paid your membership
dues ($60) this year, please be sure to do so by making your check payable to Jodo Mission of
Hawaii (mail to 1429 Makiki Street, Honolulu, HI 96814). Thank you.
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Spring Higan Chutoba Form ()

Your Name() : Phone: ______________

Name of Deceased
Higan Service
March 26 at 10 a.m.
____ I plan to attend service
____ I do not plan to attend


One Chutoba is $7 X Total of Chutoba = Total $


Please make checks payable to Jodo Mission of Hawaii. DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Order accepted by Date accepted / / (In person/ Mail / By phone)
Received by Date paid / / (Cash/ Check # ) Write

Spring Higan-e Service

The word Higan literally means the other shore in Japanese. One
shore represents this world which we are in, and the other shore Higan
represents Amida Buddhas Pure Land. The river represents the bad
mind we all possess. The concept is that we practice the teaching to
reach the other shore across the river.
We have two Higan seasons in a year. One in the spring, the other in autumn, as Higan is
held during the week of the spring and autumn equinox. Shan Tao, one of the high ranking
priests of Jodo Buddhism in China said that the sun sets due west during the equinox thus it is
a good opportunity to think about Buddhas Pure Land which exists far away in the west, as
well as appreciate our ancestors who are also there.
Please join us in crossing the river to the other shore as we think about Buddhas Pure
Land and respect for our ancestors. Our Higan Service will be held:
Sunday, March 26 at 10 am
On that day, Chutoba prayers will be conducted during the service. If you request a
Chutoba, please fill out the form on this page, and send it to or drop it off at the Jodo Mission
office. One Chutoba is SEVEN dollars. Please make your check payable to Jodo Mission of
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Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 10 a.m.: Sick of Being Sick, Get Healthy the
Natural Way. Terry Shintani, M.D. will be our guest speak-
er. He is a well known preventive medicine doctor. Imagine a
society in which health improved so much that the need for
medication was substantially reduced and the cost of health care
declined and life span increased each year. Come and listen to
Dr. Shintani talk about Sick of Being Sick, Get Healthy the
Natural Way.
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 10 a.m.: A Gift for Your Family: The
Importance of Advance Care Planning. Two nurses: Joy Kurihara, GNP
(Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and volunteer speaker with Kokua Mau) and
Patricia W. Nishimoto, DNS (Adult Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist at Tri-
pler Army Medical Center and a volunteer speaker with Kokua Mau) will come
to talk about conversations that involve the whole family regarding the ones
care wishes which eliminates the family stress. Families who have not heard
the wishes of Mom or Dad or Grandfather or Grandmother, may have problems
deciding what their wishes are whereas if you know their wishes, the wishes
can be honored and family crisis can be prevented.
Please bring your parents, grandparents, adult sons, daughters,
friends to this interesting session. A follow-up session will be held on Sun-
day, April 30, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 10 a.m.: On Sunday, January 29,
2017, Jody Mishan of Hawaii Alzheimers Disease Initiative, UH
Center on Aging, came to speak to us on Brain Health. This
was a most interesting subject. She used the computer, projector
and screen and passed out a lot of reading material
since we gave her 20 minutes to speak. Ms. Mishan indicated that
not only is eating healthy, exercising, taking care of your health,
getting enough sleep each night but it is important to learn new
things and socialize with family, friends and the community.
She indicated that its wonderful that people come to church each
Sunday and meet with other people. This interaction is important. This is all
part of keeping our brain healthy.
Guest Speakers: Please let us know if you like having these guest speak-
ers. Someone suggested that we should get someone to talk about Wills &
Trusts but that may be some time later.
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ShinnenkaiNew Years Party
At Jodo Mission of Hawaiis Shinnenkai or New Years Party held on January 22, 2017,
there were no Hyakusai members (100 year olds) who attended. Maybe next year. If you did
not attend the New Years party, you missed a very nice party. There were lucky number priz-
es, and of course BINGO game and wonderful prizes.
The food was delicious! Aki Nishiyama and the ladies did a
wonderful job of nishime, miso tako, sushi, stuffed hasu, fried
Mahimahi, fried chicken, gunlo mein, vegetable kamaboko tempura,
potato salad and wonderful deserts! Jodo Mission normally invites
the many instructors who teach
classes at Jodo Mission. Clayton
Naluai, the Aikido instructor in-
vited one of his students to our
New Years party. The student
asked if he could be invited
again next year because the
food was so delicious and there
were foods on the buffet table that he never ate before but
to be invited would depend on Mr. Naluai.
For entertainment we had koto playing by Sophie Narashiba and her instructor Darin
Miyashiro and his wife Mika. Strider Parasso from our Sunday School sang with the koto
playing background.

Thank you everyone who came to the New Years party. Please join us again next
year for our annual New Years Party (its fun, lots of good food and you get to meet
other members of Jodo Mission of Hawaii)!

Den Den Mushi

Four students from Shukutoku University Panel
Theater came to perform on Sunday, February 12,
2017. The group included Yumi Kato, Risa
Katsuki, Tomomi Kuroe and Kana Sukegawa.
After their visit to the Betsuin, they went to Maui
and visited Lahaina, Wailuku and Kahului Jodo
Missions. They also visited schools and care
homes while on Maui.
They told a wonderful story of the Komatsuna
Japanese vegetable and how it got its name. See page 6 for more photos. Page 5
What is Perpetual Memorial Den Den Mushi (contd)
Service? (Eitaikyo)
This record of a perpetual memorial service and
is called Eitaikyo in Japanese. When the date of
death occurs for a person listed on this record, the
ministers pray for that individual during the morn-
ing service. The prayers will continue each year for
as long as Jodo Mission exists.
Anyone can be included in it. You may put your
own name on the list, too. This also helps when it
is difficult to have memorial services. We also wel-
come you to attend the morning service at 930am.
How to apply
Above is Risa and Kana on the left and Yu-
Stop by the office, and fill out the application
mi and Tomomi on the right with Sophie and
form. Each name costs $200. After the application
is accepted, the name will be listed on the record. her friends who attended.
Below is a Komatsuna garden in Den
Den Mushis story and also a photo of what
Komatsuna Japanese vegetable looks like.
They also darkened the room and did
some songs in the dark. Den Den Mushi
Jodo Mission Office Hours: thank you for coming to
Betsuin and we look for-
Monday to Saturday ward to your next visit next
8am5pm year!
Sunday & Holidays
Phone: 949-3995

Bishop Gensho Hara Rev. Kanjun Nakano

Lahaina, Maui Rev. Yubun Narashiba Resident Minister
Head Minister

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Perpetual Memorial Service (Eitaikyo) for March
1. Fusa Sato 10. Chotaro Fujise Satoru Iguchi
The Sato & Suzuki Families Fujise & Kobayashi Family 19. Umeki Matsumori Giichi Hayashi
The Matsushita Family Fushi Shintaku The Matsumori Family Stephen Toshiichi Kotake
The Isogai Family Tsuru Fukuda Howard Masuji Tasaka
2. Kazuo Ishizaki Harriet Nomiyama Ototsuchi Yamanaka Kiyo Ota
Haruo Shigeoka De St. Martin Yamanaka Family
Masao Hayashida Ikuzo Kuniyuki 27. Yukitsuchi Morikawa
Setsuko Tsuda 11. Seikichi Teramoto Yoshinobu Yamato The Morikawa Family
The Teramoto Family Kiyoe Kakehashi
3 Hideo Shoji Mami Kumagaya 20. Ichiyuki Mizuno Asae Okamura
The Shoji Family Shizuko Kubota The Mizuno & Ohta Family
Yoshima Takabayashi (2) Yoshiko Oshiro Asakichi Iwamoto 29. Muta Chinen (2)
The Nanbara Family Ono Iwamoto Iwamoto Family Satoshi Ukeda
The Tanigawa, Hirano,& Kazue Kishida Zennoshin Yoshioka Shizuno Ebisuzaki
Hisano Family Rikiichi Yagi
The Namba Family 12. Taikichi Yamane 30. Bishop Shinko Nakajima
Clara Asami Tominaga 21. Masuji Kajioka Setsu Yamamoto
4. Kuma Tabata Ruth Chieko Sakuda The Kajioka & Morita Betsy Yoshiko Kubota
Mume Yamamoto Family Kikuyo Lila Uyeharu
Kuni Ishikawa 13. Benshiro Tanimura Shima Nakagawa Betty Sun Ogata
The Tanimura Family The Nakagawa Family
5. Matsue Nakamura Kunisuke Higashimura Bishop Shinjun Shimizu 31. Kamenosuke Kinoshita
Yukio Hisamoto Mume Yanagihara Gonsuke Nakahara The Kinoshita Family
The Hayashi Family Seitaro Komiya Aki Fukuda
Toshisuke Terada Tetsumi Fujimoto (2) 22. Asano Fujikami The Fukuda Family
Margaret Chieko Iwamoto Rui Hara The Fujikami Family Nao Fujita
Sadae Kanehira The Hara Family Suegusu Matsuo The Fujita Family
Shigeno Toyofuku Fujino Imada The Matsuo Family The Nakamura Family
Barney Rio Ishi Onaga
6. Bishop Enjo Ito Hiroshi Higaki The Onaga & Nakamura
Hideo Kubota Kathleen Kazuko Yoshimoto Family
Kaoru Kusunoki Heijiro Furumoto
Chiyo Iwamoto 14. Eijiro Hara Ito Nakamoto
Tsugio Aoki (2) Satoshi Shinagawa Rev. Shutetsu Uenoyama
Ruiko Kaita Yuku Nakamura Chiyoko Umezu
Yoshikata Hayashi
7. Kiku Yagi 15. Hachizo Aoki Jean Yachiyo Soma Baba
The Yagi Family The Aoki & Kimura Family
Makoto Tanaka Naoyuki Hara 23. Miko Kawano
The Tanaka Family
Hiromu Higa
Hara Family
Asajiro Asai
The Kawano Family
Kazu Nakai
The Higa Family Omoyo Nagano The Nakai Family The Jodo Mission of
Kikue Tanaka The Nagano Family Midori Uno Hawaii extends its sincere
The Tanaka Family Hajime Aoyama Sadami Suehisa condolences to the family
Kenichi Kinoshita Harunori Ohara George Choji Miyagawa
Masao Hashimoto Suematsu Namba Bishop Dwight Ryokan members and loved ones
Hideo Sugihara Nakamura of the following members
The Sugihara Family 16. Hanako Kanehira Tomo Horiuchi who have recently left this
Kamado Taira The Kanehira Family
Kenneth Kazuo Miyoshi Shigeo Sakuda (2) 24. Rikuo Masuoka world for the Pure Land.
Chizuko Yasumoto The Masuoka Family
8. Hatsuno Daitoku Masato Kawano Hanako Yanagihara Edwin Hayato
The Daitoku & Fujimoto Robert Katsuhiko Sumida Torae Miyao Teruya 56
Family Kikutsuchi Tarumoto Shigeki Hirono Chris Kaichi
Yoshi Imamoto Calvin Sakae Murashige
The Iwamoto & Kawakami 25. Chiyo Nishimura
Hirohama 91
Family 17. Seiichi Yanagihara The Nishimura Family Gilbert Hideo
Gisaburo Kawamura The Yanagihara Family Kimie Umemoto (2) Otani 90
The Kawamura Family Tadako Kunimoto The Umemoto Family Gladys Mitsue
Satoru Takitani Kunimoto & Nago Family Tetsubei Ishimoto
Tadao Yoshimoto Edwin Seimu Matsumori(2) The Ishimoto & Akimoto Yoshimoto 92
Mieko Nomiyama Family Helen Fusaye
9. Sumie Chikamoto Tsuchiyo Fujimoto Nobuo Nakamoto Morita 94
The Ota Family Tokuichi Ohara The Nakamoto Family
Seiichi Takaoka Kichizo & Kikue Miura
Masao Watanabe 18. Moyo Iwamoto Shizuno Uyehara Mizuko
Gohichi Hifumi Matsuyo Hamada Inouye Sankichi Umemoto
Sam Takaoka Eisaku Asaumi Suyekichi Watanabe
Toshikado Kimura Shuzo Saiki
Sadao Kishimoto George Aoki 26. Yukiko Takeda
Sumiye Kimura Nomiyama Hisayo Kawaoka The Takeda Family
9:30am Morning Service Jodo Mission of Hawaii
Everyday March 2017 Phone: 949-3995

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Jodo Shu Calendar for March 2017: 1 2 3 4

Our paths may part, but the ties between us Deadline for
remain always unsevered. O-Toba Orders

5 8:30 am Fujinkai Meeting 6 7 8 9 10 11

8:00 am Sewing
10:00am Obetsuji Service Class

12 13 14 15 16 17 18
10:00am Sunday Service
Guest Speaker: Dr. Terry
11:45 am Board meeting?
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
10:00 am Sunday Service
Guest Speakers: Joy Kurihara 8:00 am Sewing
and Patricia Nishimoto Class

26 27 28 29 30 31
10:00 am Spring O-Higan
10:45 General Member-
ship Meeting

Fujinkai: March 5: 8:30 am (Ikoi Hall) YBA: No Meeting in March Sewing Circle: March 11 & 25:
8 to 11 am
COMING EVENTS: Sunday School : Anyone interested in sewing is
April 2: HBC Buddha Day/ Hanamatsuri at Jodo Mission No class in
April 23 Oahu Rengo Fujinkai Convention at Haleiwa Jodo Mission

Jodo Mission of Hawaii General Membership Meeting: All members are requested to attend a general membership
meeting on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 10:45 am (after O-Higan Service).