The Rev. Myoryu Aniya is Remembered With Fondness and Gratitude

Jodie Chiemi Ching

“In February 1948, a Lotus temple appeared at Pu‘u Place, Wahiawä, a block away from Rev. (Myoryu) Aniya’s residence. The members purchased two old military houses, and put them together to create a temple and living quarters.”

So begins the story of the Wahiawa Nichiren Mission as documented in “A Century of Nichiren Buddhism in Hawaii,” which was published in 2003 by the Headquarters of Hawaii Nichiren Missions. Nichiren Shu is one of several sects of Japanese Buddhism practiced in Hawai‘i.

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