Bishop Daiya Amano (right) of the Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii purified and blessed the Hiroshima Peace Bell and those in attendance at the annual commemoration and peace service.

Izumo Taishakyo Hosts Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service

The 28th annual Hiroshima peace ceremony to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima was held on Aug. 7 at the peace bell fronting Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii. The bell is a replica of the one in Hiroshima’s Peace Park. It was presented to the City and County of Honolulu by....
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8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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The Vietnam War’s Legacy in Hawaii

Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In 1968, Rona Adams, a retired Army captain now living in Kailua, O‘ahu, was serving as the head emergency room nurse for the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon. Memories of that experience rushed back to her this past May during a Honolulu memorial service marking the 50th anniversary....
Ministers of the Hawaii Buddhist Council gathered for a group photo with the taiko drum following the obon service.

Community Focus – Obon Service Held at Honoliuli National Monument

A special obon service was held at Honouliuli National Monument to celebrate the finding of a taiko drum earlier this year at the Nichiren Mission of Hawaii. The taiko was inscribed with the word “Honouliuli.” This past February, Professor Naofumi Annaka and Dr. Naomi Sasaoka of Rissho University in Tökyö were doing research at Nichiren Mission....
PBA’s taiko performance group, Hyaku Sen Ki Kai, meaning “one hundred rivers, flowing to the sea,” perform for the audience. The students performers are (from left): Sheera Tamura, Matthew Kodama, Lia Sutton, Royce Hirai, Kaci Yamato, Makana Hoapili, Kurt Villa and Dillon Tsubota (obscured behind Kurt).

Education – New Era Begins For Pacific Buddhist Academy

Jodie Chiemi Ching Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Expressions of love and gratitude flowed through the halls of Pacific Buddhist Academy’s new $9 million campus addition on Sept. 8 as the school community and supporters from Hawai‘i and abroad came together to dedicate the new building. Candles, flowers, incense and melodic chants were offered before....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Dear Frances – Free Yourself with a Different Perspective

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers: The following is an email exchange between Linda and myself. You might find her situation similar to something you have experienced or are currently experiencing. Dear Frances, Today my stepbrother called from Florida saying my dad has had another stroke and has not been eating much, just....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission BACKACHE NOW After working all day a man was seen playing baseball with his son. The friend, looking over the fence, queried him, “Bill, aren’t you tired?” The man...
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Culture 4Kids!

CULTURE 4KIDS! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurasaki Kubota To learn how you can create this issue’s craft or featured activity, please click below to subscribe to our online subscription or complete and submit a form here to subscribe to our print edition.

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