Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii 130th Anniversary – Saturday, October 12, 2019

Open to the public.  All aHonpa Hongwanji 130th Anniversary 10/12/19 at Sangha Hall from 10:00 - 2:30re welcomed.  Free entry.  Prize giveaways.

Join us on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Doors open at 9:30 a.m.  Event will be at the Sangha Hall located at 398 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii.

Presentation includes:
10:00 a.m. – Japanese immigrants and their descendants in Hawaii.  Presenter:  Mr. Arnold Hiura, President, Executive Director of Hawaii Japanese Center
10:45 a.m. – Hongwanji in Hawaii – Past, Present, Future.  Presenter:  Dr. Dexter Mar, President of Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin
11:30 a.m. – Buddhism, the Younger Generation and Engaging in the World
12:15 p.m. – Buddhist weddings in Hongwanji.  Rev. Katsuya Kusunoki, Rimban Chief Minister of Seattle Betsuin
1:00 p.m. – Interfaith Dialogue:  Homelessness on the Big Island and of spirituality
2:00 p.m. – Puna Taiko Performance
2:30 p.m.  – Closing

There will be a concession that will be open from 11:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Temple displays, learn to make paper cranes, coloring for the children and children at heart, and a photo booth to commemorate the 130th Anniversary of Honpa Hongwanji in Hawaii.  There are some wonderful door prizes available from businesses around town.