Masu Kino – Uchinanchu Strong

Jikoen member, Masu Kino, will be 90 in April, and he has run/walked in every Great Aloha Run since it began. Masu’s warm personality, “can-do” attitude, good genes, and healthy lifestyle have served him well. Come to Jikoen’s Sunday Service and meet Masu. You, too, can be like Mr. Masu...

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Jikoen School St. temple with many ministers and sangha members posing for photo

Land Acquisition from Bishop Estate

Land Acquisition from Bishop Estate Compiled by Ai Ogata with recollections from Rev. Chikai Yosemori and Shizuo “Billy” Tokuda Prior to moving Jikoen Hongwanji Mission to its present School Street location from its inaugural Houghtailing site, the leaders of Jikoen tried their best to find a good location for the...

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Ministers pose with shovels at the School St site prior to constuction

From Houghtailing to the New Site

From Houghtailing to the New Site A member story by Warren Higa We needed to find a new location for Jikoen. There was a listing of a lease-land on School Street which was a location favored by most members and Rev. Yamasato, because of its convenience for commuting to the...

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black and white image of Lily Horio

Jikoen During World War II

It was a time when it was very unpopular to be Buddhist or to be connected to anything Japanese. Yet, the members of Jikoen kept a steadfast faith in their religion and were not about to be apologetic. They believed very strongly that it was not un-American nor unpatriotic to...

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