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2018 Jodo Mission of Hawaii Bon Dance


Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s bon dance is today Friday August 17 and tomorrow Saturday August 18, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Food booths starts at 4:30 PM, Jizo bon prayer is at 5:45 PM, Taiko performance by Dragon Beat is at 6:00 PM, and bon dancing begins at 6:30 PM. Jodo Mission of Hawaii is located at 1429 Makiki Street, Honolulu, Hawaii.

#jodomissionofhawaii #jodoshuhawaii #jodomission #jodoshu #bondance #obon #buddhism #honolulu #hawaii #event #events #food #dance #japaneseculture #culture

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2018 Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s Bon Dance


Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s bon dance is today Friday August 17 and tomorrow Saturday August 18, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Food booths starts at 4:30 PM, Jizo bon prayer is at 5:45 PM, Taiko performance by Dragon Beat is at 6:00 PM, and bon dancing begins at 6:30 PM. Jodo Mission of Hawaii is located at 1429 Makiki Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814.

Here, I’m with Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith M. Kaneshiro at Jodo Mission of Hawaii’s bon dance in 2012.

 

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Jodo Shu Hawaii Otoba


This morning of Sunday July 1, 2018 we put up the Otoba for obon services for Jodo Mission of Hawaii, which are wooden boards with names of all the former members and their families who passed away. I’ve been serving on the board of directors since 2006, and as president since 2011.

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Wakaba Network’s 5th Annual Installation and Membership Meeting


I spoke and read Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s commemoration and well wishes at Wakaba Network’s 5th Annual Installation and Membership Meeting on Saturday June 16, 2018 at Park Lane Ala Moana in Honolulu, Hawaii. The organization supports Japanese speaking people in Hawaii who are victims of crime. Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard made a nice speech on how she rose in the ranks as a woman and the plans she has for our community. There were also enjoyable entertainment, food, prizes, and goodie bags. Here, I’m with my friend Itoko Uchikura.

#wakabanetworkhawaii #community #communityservice #parklanealamoana #honolulu #hawaii

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My Second Cousin Chloe’s Graduation from Punahou School.


I’m so happy for my second cousin Chloe Suzuki who graduated from Punahou School, Class of 2018 last night at Stan Sheriff Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is the oldest of the 6th generation on my mom’s side of the family (Sakai). Chloe will be attending Georgetown University this Fall.

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Memorial service for my grandparents.


My dad, mom, sisters, baby niece and I at Jodo Shu Hawaii after a service for my Karamatsu grandparents.

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Family Dinner at Fete in Honolulu, Hawaii


Dinner with my mom, dad, sisters, niece, and brother-in-law at Fete in Honolulu, Hawaii.

#family #dinner #fête #restaurant #honolulu #hawaii #mindfulness #gratitude

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