book cover: "Uchinanchu: A History of Okinawans in Hawaii"

Okinawan Roots: Coming to Hawaii

Coming to Hawaii By 1899, Kyuzo Toyama began to see Hawaii as a better prospect for future emigration of the Okinawans than Formosa. At that time Hawaii was still hardly known to them in spite of the fact that… emigration from Japan to Hawaii from the southwestern prefectures of Japan...

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book cover: "Uchinanchu: A History of Okinawans in Hawaii"

Okinawan Roots: The Start of Jikoen Hongwanji

The Start of Jikoen Hongwanji In response to the aspiration of the Reverend Chiro Yosemori, missionary with the Hawaii Hongwanji Mission, the Jikoen Temple was established on Houghtailing Street in Honolulu in September 1938 with assistance from Okinawans and others of the same faith. The Hongwanji was so moved by...

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