Kahului Jodo Mission

 325 Laau Street
 Kahului, Hawaii 96732
 Phone: 808-871-4911 

Rev. Shodo Hara arrived in Puunene in the autumn of 1909, conducted religious services in a room of a plantation house in Young Hee Village of Puunene Plantation. He built a two-story temple in March 1910 and named it the Maui Jodoshu Kyokaido which was the first Jodo Mission on the island of Maui. The name of Maui Jodoshu Kyokaido changed to Puunene Jodoshu Kyokaido, then Puunene  Meishoin, Puunene Jodoin and finally,  to its present name, Kahului Jodo Mission. 

During 1959, the plantation began to shut down the various camps and consolidate the housing for the workers  into one central area named “Dream City” .  The membership of Puunene Jodoin in 1964 decided on the relocation of the Temple to Kahului which was  finalized in 1969.  The temple  name was changed from Puunene Jodoin  to Kahului Jodoin (Jodo Mission) and is now known as Kahului Jodo Mission.  It sits right in the middle of the Dream City community adjacent to the Maui High School football practice field.