Nandemo iijanai desuka, sono michi de ichiban ni nareba. If you are number one, it really doesn't matter. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii
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JUNE 11: KAMEHAMEHA DAY Photos by Wayne Shinbara JUNE 26: MANTÖ-E TRADITION Decorating For Obon With 10,000 Lanterns Editor’s note: Last month, the Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii held a lantern-decorating workshop in the temple’s Otani Center multi-purpose...


GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty...
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"GO FOR BROKE" COMMEMORATIVE STAMP UNVEILED On Friday, June 4, the U.S. Postal Service, Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Ige showcased the commemorative “Go for Broke” Soldiers stamp, the very first issue to...

Sports Culture – STEEL IS REAL

Japanese Fixed-Gear Bikes – Art, Sport and Tradition Nick Kurosawa Special to the Hawai‘i Herald Commentary Fixed-gear bicycles. A movement that has taken hold of the recent generations, providing two-wheeled travel that boasts a different view of the...
The building on the left is the Visitors' Quarters where visitors could spend the night. The Long House (right) was a pavilion where Hansen’s disease patients could visit with family. A chain-linked fence ran down the middle of the Long House to keep visitors and patients separated. (Photos by Gary Kagehiro)

Cover Story – KALAUPAPA

A Place of Contradiction and Contemplation Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Kalaupapa. A place of contradiction: stunning beauty and serenity, haunted by stories of deep sorrow. The worst and the best of humanity are portrayed...
Makawao Hongwanji members make cranes to decorate the temple during obon season. (Photo courtesy of the Maui News)


Note: To include news of your temple or organization’s obon-related events this summer, email We reserve the right to edit your information for brevity. For updates, check with the temple or organization’s...

Estate Planning Insights – DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist In my last column, I wrote about the Advance Health-Care Directives that contain a “Power of Attorney for Health Care.” I explained that it is a different document than a...

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