Illustrated Biography of Honen Shonin

Scrolls were donated by Mr. Kinzo Ozaki in commemoration of the completion of Jodo Mission Temple Building at Makiki in 1932.  As one of our 850th Anniversary projects, we made this available online with English translations. 

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125th Anniversary

In commemoration of the 125th Anniversary since the first Jodo Shu Ministers' Arrival to Hawaii, Hawaii Jodo Shu observed its commemoration service and luncheon, followed by the participation of the parade in June 2019.

2023 Pilgrimage Tour to Kyoto

In commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of the founding of Jodo Shu, Hawaii Jodo Shu observed its pilgrimage tour to Kyoto in October, 2023.

Jodo Mission Shinenkai 2024

Picture-Taking with Rev. Ernest Hunt 

State-wide Workshop.  Contributed Photo by Mrs. Connie Hamasaki.
Front: (From left to right)  Fred, unknown, Rev. Binno Mamiya, Bishop Buntetsu Miyamoto, Rev. Ernest Hunt, Rev. Shunjo Shiratori, Rev. Richard Yamanaka.
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4th Annual Territorial Meisho YBA Convention

@Jodo Mission of Wailuku, Maui, August 15, 1935.

Inauguration Ceremony for the First Hawaii Jodo Shu Rengo Fujinkai & Meeeting

 In May 25, 1969, Fujinkai ladies from HCJM temples in the state of Hawaii got togeter for the first meeting of the Hawaii Jodo Shu Rengo Fujinkai & Inauuration Ceremony at Jodo Mission of Hawaii.    Mahalo to the late Mrs. Nancy Otani for sharing her collections of photos and booklets. 

2022 Japan-US Joint Memorial Ceremony 

Lives Remembered: A Tribute to the Fallen of Pearl Harbor

Sponsored by Consulate -General of Japan & Commander Navy Region Hawaii

Remarks by Rear Admiral Stephen Barnett

Sutra Chanting for those who lost lives at the Attack on Pearl Harbor.

Bishops and Ministers of Hawaii Buddhist Council offered prayers and incense for the Fallen of Pearl Harbor.

This huge Banyan Tree is located in Ford Island, right by Arizona Memorial.  They say it was planted in 1917. 

Keynote Speaker: Superintendent Tom Leatherman,  Pearl Harbor National Memorial 

2022 Photos at Jodo Mission

Koinobori Celebration

April 23 to May 23, 2022.  May all beings be happy and safe!

Bon Dance

at Jodo Mission of Hawaii on Saturday, August 20, 2022.

Haunted Open House

Special Mahalo to Students from Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan.

HCJM Photo Albums

2013 YBA   Convention 

Held at Lahaina, Wailuku, and Kahului Jodo Mission on Maui.

2004 & 2012 Laypersons' & Fujinkai Convention 

Held at Koloa and Kapaa Jodo Mission on Kauai.

2014 Laypersons' Convention 

Held at Hilo Meishoin & Hamakua Jodo Mission on Hawaii.


800th Grand Memorial for Honen Shonin

Held at Jodo Mission on Oahu.

Photo Gallery

Statue of St. Honen (1133-1212) since 1971

Photos by Bishop Kosen Ishikawa

2022 Jodo Mission Membership Meeting & Entertainment

Hawaii Koto Academy 

2022 Jodo Mission Membership Meeting & Entertainment

Dragon Beat Hawaii