Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, Office of the Bishop, is proud to announce the premiere of “Jodo Shinshu Buddhism: A Celebration of Joy and Gratitude.” The year 2019 marked the 130th Anniversary of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii and to commemorate the occasion the idea of a video to capture the thoughts and feelings of our diverse membership including some of our younger members from each District of Hawaii Kyodan was proposed to the Propagation Grant Committee which funded the project. Mahalo to all individuals who were interviewed and videotaped. A special mention of appreciation to Mrs. Irene Nakamoto and Mr. Mark Nitta who devoted much time and energy towards the completion of the video. Also, much gratitude to Olelo Media Company. Due to circumstances, there was a delay in the completion of the video, however, it turns out that its release is very timely and hopefully will be appreciated under our situation with COVID-19.
The premiere of this video on Olelo 53 has been paired with the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Living Treasures of Hawaii 2020 video. The airtime for the videos are as follows:
July 8, 2020: 6:30 PM on OLELO 53
July 9, 2020: 4:00 PM on OLELO 53
July 10, 2020: 8:00 PM on OLELO 53
July 11, 2020: 11:30 AM on OLELO 53
Please watch the presentation to start this year’s virtual OBon and encourage your family, friends, neighbors, and community friends to watch the videos too. Please enjoy! Thank you very much!