Welcome to Koloa Jodo Mission

2022 Happy New Year!

2022 Schedule (Updated)

Bishop Ishikawa (808)635-8530, Rev. Myoko Takano (808)940-5531, Rev. Takaaki Tanabe(808)501-7417



Betsuin (Oahu)

Kapaa Jodo Mission

Koloa Jodo Mission

New Year’s Day Service

January 1 10:00 am

January 1 @10:00

January 2  10:30 am


January 23

January 16  @10:00

Rev. Takano

January 30  10:30 am

Rev. Takano

General Membership Meeting

January 30

January 29


Postponed till March


New Year’s Party





February 13

February 27 10:00am

Rev. Tanabe

February 20 10:30am

Rev. Tanabe

Fujinkai General Membership Meeting

February 27



Youth Retreat




Spring Ohigan

March 20

March 27 10;00 am

March 13  10:30 am


April 3 (HBC)

April 3 (KBC) 9:30 am

April 10 (Kapaa)10:00

April 3 (KBC) 9:30 am

Mother’s Day Service

May 8

May 15  10:00 am

May 1 

10:30 am

Memorial Day Service

May 29


May 29  10:30 am

Father’s Day Family Service

June 19



O-Toba Set up

July 10



Bon Service

July 22-24

July 31 10:00 am

(New Schedule)


June 26 

10:30 am

(New Scheduule)

Yagura Set-up

August 14



Bon Dance

August 19-20


June 24 & 25

Yagura Kuzushi

August 21


June 26 

Autumn Higan

September 11

September 25 10:00

September4 10:30 am

Bazar Preparation Day

October 16-23



Bazar Day

October 23




November 13

November 20  10:00am

November 6 10:30 am

Bodhi Day

December 4 (HBC)

December 4 (KBC)

December 4 (KBC)9:30

General Cleanup

December 11



Mochi Making

December 18



New Year’s Eve Service

December 31

December 31


KBC Virtual Bodhi Day Service Today!!!

HBC Virtual Bodhi Day Service Today!!!

2022 Kauai Bon Dance Schedule

Kauai Buddhist Council had a special meeting on Zoom on November 1st, 2021 and set 2022 Schedule as follows:


Kapaa Hongwanji                                 June 10 and 11 

Kauai Soto Zen                                    June 17 and 18 

Koloa Jodo                                          June 24 and 25 

Waimea Higashi                                   July 1 and 2   

West Kauai Hongwanji Mission              July 8 and 9             

Lihue Hongwanji Mission                       July 15 and 16         

Waimea Shingon Mission                       July 22 and 23


Unfortunately, Kapaa Jodo Mission decided to discontinue Bon Dance and in the future, Bon Dances in Waimea Town may be combined as One Dance.  

Ojuya Service on November 21, 2021

What: Ojuya Service (In-person)

Where: Koloa Jodo Mission

When: Sunday, November 21 at 10:30 am

Sermon: Rev. Myoko Takano


Aloha!  I hope this finds you in the good health and spirits.  Finally a new minister arrived at Jodo Mission of Hawaii on October 22nd.  His name is Rev. Takaaki Koken Tanabe from Kanagawa Prefecture.  He is 26 years old.  This made it possible to send a minister to Kauai but because of their limited visa I cannot assign a minister to stay on Kauai for a longer period.   Therefore one of our ministers of Betsuin comes to stay at Kapaa for about a month by turn starting from November.   


Right now, Rev. Myoko Takano who came to Hawaii in July 2019 is staying at Kapaa Jodo Mission and will come to Koloa Jodo Mission to officiate this Ojuya Service on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 10:30 am.  


Please come to attend this service and meet Rev. Takano.  Rev. Takano will help me to officiate Kauai Buddhist Council's Virtual Bodhi Day Service which will be released on our KBC YouTube Channel on December 5th.


Also upon your request, he will officiate services and blessings including memorial service.  Please welcome him and feel free to contact him for services.  His phone number is 808-940-5531.  He will stay at Kapaa by December 5th and then our new minister Rev. Takaaki Tanabe will be coming to Kauai till January 5th.



Kosen Ishikawa




KBC 2021 Bodhi Day Service on December 5 at 9:30 am

Kauai Buddhist Council will sponsor its 2021 Bodhi Day Service which will be premiered on our YouTube Channel on Sunday, December 5th, 2021 at 9:30 am.  Our guest speaker will be Rev. Shinri Hara.  Please visit our KBC YouTube channel or scan the above QR code using your smart phone's camera to access the link.


The 5th Zoom Nenbutsu Practice on November 13, 2021

Jodo Buddhist Sunday Service on September 19

2021 Bon Service Schedule

2021 Bon Service will be held as follows:


Sunday, July 18 at 10:30 am at Koloa Jodo Mission

Sunday, July 25 at 10:30 am at Kapaa Jodo Mission


All members, especially those who have lost beloved ones during the year. are encouraged to participate in this service.

Online service will be also available.  If you wish to offer prayer to your beloved one or your ancestors, please submit our Toba Prayer Order Form which is available at Koloa Jodo Mission.  For questions, please email to kosenishikawa@hotmail.com



Sorry there will be no Bon Dance and no Toro Nagashi again this year.  However, I'm planning to offer Virtual Bon Dance and Virtual Toro Nagashi again.

The 16th Annual 24 Hour Ceaseless Nenbutsu Chanting

The 16th annual “24-Hour Ceaseless (Continuous) Nenbutsu Chanting


From Saturday, May 8, 2021 @1:00pm to Sunday, May 9, 2021 @1:00pm  (Japan Time)

Friday, May 7 @6:00pm – Saturday, May 8 @6:00pm (Hawaii)

Saturday, May 8 @1:00am – Sunday, May 9 @1:00am (Brazil)

Saturday, May 8 @6:00am  -Sunday, May 9 @6:00am (Paris)

Saturday, May 8 @2:00pm – Sunday, May 9 @2:00pm (Australia)


Where:  http://canchiin.net/special/24fudan/watchall.htm (YouTube)

http://canchiin.net/special/24fudan/ (Main)


The 16th annual “24-Hour Ceaseless (Continuous) Nenbutsu Chanting will be observed remotely via internet this year from Saturday May 8 at 1:00pm to Sunday May 9 at 1:00pm (Japan Standard Time).   


The theme is "BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG PIETY – Calling the Name of Buddha (Nenbutsu) in the Center of Tokyo”.  However due to the current covid-19 situation, we ask you not to come to the temples but to participate in the live feeds as we did in Tokyo and Kyoto last year.  


This time, Enko-Daishi-do Hall in Zojoji Temple will be our main central base for the Nenbutsu Chanting for 24 hours.  At the same time, Kanchiin Temple and its sister temple Tamonin Temple, where the main office of 24 Hour Ceaseless Nenbutsu Association is located, will also broadcast Nenbutsu Chanting and connects live streaming from the various temples and places in Japan and other countries.   


Please understand we are not accepting any general participation at the main sites on that day.  Please join us online to recite “Namu Amida Butsu(bu)” together by watching the livestreaming videos from the main sites in Tokyo and from various places in the world while you are staying at home.  


This year, in addition to the YouTube, you can participate in this online Nenbutsu by Zoom by using your smart phone, tablet or computer.  


Please click here to view the live stream


or to participate in online Nenbutsu by Zoom.  


If you wish to dedicate “Eko -Transference of Merit” for your beloved ones, please let us know by email, fax or mailing.    Donation (Minimum $5 for Eko) will be greatly appreciated.   


Contact:   24 Hour Ceaseless Nenbutsu Chanting Planning Committee  

c/o Kanchiin Temple  / 2-2-13 Shiba-Koen, Minato-Ku, Tokyo  Japan 105-0011    

Phone: 050-5809-9446    Fax: 03-3431-7807  

Email: nenbutsu24@hotmail.co.jp  


What is 24-Hour Ceaseless Nenbutsu?  

24-Hour Ceaseless (continuous) Nenbutsu is one of Buddhist services just to chant name of Buddha(Nenbutsu), “Namu Amida Butsu(bu)” with no breaks for 24 hours.  We’ll do it by turn like relay but you may do it for 24 hours.  During the 24 hours of Nenbutsu chanting, we also do prostrations as well as circumambulation of the Amida Buddha’s statue.  


Everyone is welcome to take part in this 24-hour Ceaseless Nenbutsu.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a priest, a follower, a Buddhist or not.   


Livestreaming over the internet  

On the day, we will be live streaming the service over the internet for 24 hours.  Please join us in Nenbutsu in front of your computer, tablet or smartphone while you avoid crowds and stay in a safer place.   We plan to have a live transmission from our Nenbutsu friends from various places in the world.  You will also be able to watch this transmission alongside the live feed from Enko-Daishi-do hall in Zojoji temple or Kanchiin Temple in Tokyo.   


Schedule of Nenbutsu live streamingsubject to change

(1) A. Main venue (Zojoji, Kanchiin, Tamonin B. Every place with affiliation
(2) Around the world

Saturday, May8


   A.    Zojoji Enko-Daishi-do (Minatoku, Tokyo)
 B.      Kanchiin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)
A.      Lahaina Jodo Mission (Maui, Hawaii) Rev. Gensho Hara
 B.      Hamakua Jodo Mission (Big Island, Hawaii)

            Rev. Wajira Shunji Wansa


13:30 -14:30

A.          Hyakumanben Chionji Temple (Kyoto) 



   A.     Zojoji Enko-Daishi-do (Minatoku, Tokyo)
B.          Kanchiin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)



   A.     Zojoji Enko-Daishi-do (Minatoku, Tokyo)
B.          No Broadcast (Available)
A.       Shojokein Temple, Daihojo (Kyoto)
B.          Bodaigakuen Temple (Taiwan)   Kaimei Hosshi



   A.     Tamonin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)
          Kathmandu(Nepal)  Rev. Milan Komyo Sheresta



   A.     Tamonin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)
B.          Renjoji Temple (Kyoto)   Rev. Masaki Toda
 A.      Saihoji Temple (Sendai, Miyagi) Rev. Hiroyoshi Oeda



   A.      Kanchiin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)

 B.       Sennenji Temple (Ueda, Nagano) Rev. Tetsuya Fukuda
②           Hojoji Temple (Hekinan, Aichi)  Rev. Jogan Ishikawa



   A.      Tamonin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)
B.           Genchuji Temple ( 無垢品宗生) Rev. Sosei Mukushina
          Amidaji Temple (Brisbane, Australia) Rev. Tetsuyu Wilson



   A.    Kanchiin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)
B.        Dainenji Temple (Otokunigun, Kyoto)  Rev. Kodo Tachi
        Sairenji Temple (Yamagata)  Rev. Ryushin Ito



   A.    Tamonin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)
B.         Kokushoji Temple (Kyoto) Rev. Keiyu Kidzu
         Anyoji Temple (Kobe, Hyogo)  Rev. Ryosho Shimizu



   A.    Kanchiin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)
②         Raikoji Temple (Uji, Kyoto)   Rev. Hojo Mukai



                 Tamonin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)
  A.   Jodo Shu European Buddhism Center (Paris, France)                      Rev. Mitsutaka Koso
Sankt Augustin, GermanyRev. Kōnen Büttgen 


Sunday, May 9


           Kanchiin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)
A.      Hogakuji Temple (Nagano)  Rev. Koryu Furuta
 B.      (St. Louis, Missouri )  Mr. Steven Victor




           Tamonin Temple Minatoku, Tokyo
A.       Genkoji Temple (Matsumoto, Nagano) Rev. Shinsho Ogisu
 B.       (
San Antonio, Texas)   Mr. Eric Koeppen



           Kanchiin Temple (Minatoku, Kanchiin)
②         Hojoji Temple (Hekinan, Aichi)  Rev. Jogan Ishikawa




   A.    Tamonin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)
 B.      Ryusaan Temple (Shiga)  Rev. Dokan Matsuda
A.      Hojoji Temple (Hekinan, Aichi)   Rev. Jogan Ishikawa
 B.      (Barkley, California)   Rev. Shinri Hara




           Kanchiin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo) 
A.       Hounji Temple (Toyota, Aichi )  Rev. Gaho Mizutani
 B.       Jodo Mission of Hawaii (Honolulu, Hawaii) 

             Rev. Kosen Ishikawa



   A.  Tamonin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)
B.   Sennenji Temple (Ueda, Nagano) Rev. Tetsuya Fukuda
Ibiúna Nippoji temple (Ibiúna, Brazil)   Rev. Soyu Sakurai



                  Kanchiin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)
Curitiba Nippoji temple (Curitiba, Brazil)  Rev. Kogi Oeda
 B.      New York    Rev. Thich Tam Tien



   A. Tamonin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)
 B.  Renjoji Temple (Kyoto)   Rev. Shoju Noborita
A.  Getsueiji Temple (Musashino, Tokyo)  Rev. Masashi Fujii
 B.      Kotokuin Temple *Kamakura Daibutsu (Kamakura, Kanagawa)



          Tamonin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)
②        Choshoji Temple (Oita)    Rev. Hideyuki Imai



   A.    Kanchiin Temple (Minatoku, Tokyo)
B.        Dainenji Temple, (Otokunigun, Kyoto)   Rev. Kodo Tachi
②        Daihonzan Konkai Komyoji (Kyoto)



                Zojoji Enko-Daishi-do (Tokyo)
②       Chionin Grand Head Temple (Kyoto)




   A.    Zojoji Enko-Daishi-do (Tokyo)
B.         Guseiji Temple (Kyoto) Rev. Aihara and Rev. Kidzu
         Komyoji Temple (Hirakata, Osaka)   Rev. Tokuho Haneda



            Zojoji Enko-Daishi-do (Tokyo)

Aloha Members and friends of Jodo Mission,


Hawaii Buddhist Council (Oahu) will sponsor its 2021 Buddha Day Service by Zoom on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 9:30 am.  The guest speaker is Rev. Dr. Jeff Willson who is a professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Studies at Renison University College, at University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada.  


This service is open to public and it's free.  Everybody WELCOME!  However please complete registration at the registration site and receive a Zoom link by April 3rd, 2021.  Or you can just let me know if you wish to attend this Zoom service. I can send you a link to participate in this Zoom Buddha Day Service.  


Happy Buddha Day & Happy Easter!



Kosen Ishikawa


Registration LINK (Free):



LIVE Jodo Buddhist Sunday Service

2021 Virtual Setsbun by Jodo Mission Sunday School

LIVE Sunday Service on January 31st 2021

LIVE Jodo Sunday Service on January 17, 2021

2020 Virtual Toro Nagashi

Aloha members and friends,


I hope this finds you well.  I've been quarantined after coming back from Oahu since August 24 and all services will be conducted via internet for the time being.  I'm sorry for your inconvenience but I'll keep uploading various videos including LIVE Sunday Service so that you won't get bored. 


Now I'm working on a Virtual Toro Nagashi or Online floating lantern ceremony which will be broadcasted on Monday, September 7th at 6:00pm.  I'll dedicate virtual lanterns on behalf of our members and friends who have participated in our Toro Nagashi before.  No entry, no registration and no donation are necessary.   I don't know how far back I could go and how names I could pick up but I'll try to pray for as many people as possible.  If you have somebody to be included in the lanterns, please feel free to email me or send a message.   


Although we decided to discontinue our traditional Toro Nagashi for good at Kukuiula Boat Harbor, this may be great start of new tradition.  Please be safe and be well.   I hope you could participate in our LIVE Sunday Service today at 10:30 am.   Namu Amida Butsu.

2020 Modified Bon Schedule

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic,  we have changed our planning and schedule as follows.  


1. Bon Dance was cancelled and Bon Service was put off.

2. Bon Service (In-person) with Hatsubon Service will be held on Sunday, July 19th at 10:30 a.m.  There will be no O-Toba and no Toro lantern.   Please let Sensei know deceased names  if you wish to offer prayer. 

         Donation will be accepted. 

         Those who wish to participate in the service,

         please reserve your seats.  Please wear a Face mask and

         keep social distancing.  If you are sick, please stay home.

3.      Virtual Live streaming Bon Service/Dance will be held on

         Sunday, July 19th at 7:00pm.   




         (Or You can find under Kosen Ishikawa’s YouTube)


4. If you wish to have a private Bon Service or memorial Service, please let Sensei know.

Cancellation of 2020 Hawaii Jodo Shu Tour to Japan

I regret to inform you that we decided to cancel 2020 Jodo Shu Japan Tour in October due to Covid-19.  As you may assume it, there was no application at all by the end of May but in case you paid application fee to Kinetetsu this month, please let me know as soon as possible.  All the deposit should be returned to you with no penalty fee. 


Although interisland flight without 14 days quarantine will resume in June 16, international travel is still uncertain.  In addition, Young Ministers’ Association in Japan decided to postpone their event to have fellowship with us at Chionin Temple. Therefore, we cancelled this entire tour at this time and decided to plan another tour after pandemic is over.


Thank you very much for your understanding. I pray for your good health and safety.




Kosen Ishikawa



If quarantine restrictions between Hawaii and Japan are lifted and if you are still interested in going to Japan, please let me know.  As I am expecting to attend Bishops’ meeting in Kyoto in October, I can help arrange your trip.



In accordance with the State of Hawaii & the County of Kauai's "Safer-at-home" order, our temple is reopened for our members.


We will restart in-person Special Services with your Kokua to practice social distancing, washing hands often and wearing a face-mask in the future.  We will continue to offer our Virtual Buddhist Services through Youtube.  Please check here.   


Also PDF file of our "Otsutome Book" is now available to download. 


Thank you very much for visiting us.  We pray for your safety and peace as we overcome this crisis of COVID-19 Pandemic.



Kosen Ishikawa,

Koloa Jodo Mission



In the near future after this COVID-19 Pandemic is over, Sunday service will be open to public.  We welcome visitors in different faith.  Please check our schedule.


For service appointments in the future after this pandemic, please feel free to call (808)742-6735.  Guided temple-tour /Buddhist Wedding Ceremony/Japanese Language Class/Sightseeing/ are also available upon your request. 



Koloa Jodo Mission

3480 Waikomo Road

Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii 96756-0457  

Phone: 1(808)742-6735

For email, please send a message through the Contact.


Resident Minister:

Rev. Kosen Ishikawa

Emai: kosenishikawa@hotmail.com




Website:  http://www.koloajodo.com/

Flickr:      http://www.flickr.com/photos/kohawaii/

Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/KosenKoloa

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kosen.ishikawa


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Comments: 10
  • #10

    Kosen (Monday, 01 June 2020 13:46)

    Aloha Mrs. Hamada,
    Thank you very much for joining in the virtual Sunday Service. I'm glad to see your comment. It was very nice seeing you during the Waikiki Parade last year. When you and your husband come to Kauai next time, please let me know! Please be safe!

  • #9

    Joyce Hamada (Sunday, 31 May 2020 16:39)

    I liked the recording of "Tsukikage No" in this morning's on line service. It sounded really nice, much like the way we learned it in Sunday school at Hawi Jodo Mission nearly 60 something years ago. We did not sing the English words though.

  • #8

    Kosen (Tuesday, 14 January 2020 12:53)

    Aloha. Thank you very much for your interest in our temple. I'll be opening the temple on this Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 15 and 16. Morning time between 9:00-12:00 noon will be great. Please call/text me at (808)635-8530.

  • #7

    David (Tuesday, 14 January 2020 01:45)

    Hello, would it be possible for me and my wife to have a tour of the temple before Jan. 20? We are flexible everyday, except Jan. 14,
    and anytime.


  • #6

    Kosen (Thursday, 21 April 2016 15:54)

    HI Colleen-san,
    Thank you for asking about lanterns order. I haven't started sending forms yet but will do in the near future. Your lanterns are reserved! Aloha,

  • #5

    Colleen Louis (Wednesday, 20 April 2016 21:18)

    Good afternoon Rev. Ishikawa,
    I would like to purchase 2 Toro Lanterns if they are still available. Can you please forward me information?
    Thank you,

  • #4

    Kosen (Saturday, 01 August 2015 14:27)

    Sorry for my belated reply. Do you know some more students who want to learn Japanese? If there are more than 10 students, I would be happy to restart teaching Japanese.

  • #3

    chrystalle thompson (Thursday, 23 July 2015 00:27)

    Do you teach Beginning Japanese for children? Any music teaching? My children are very interested in doing either of these things.


  • #2

    Kosen (Thursday, 11 June 2015 05:06)

    Yes, I welcome students but not busy time, please.

  • #1

    jamiefso2@hotmail.com (Saturday, 06 June 2015 04:50)

    Do you accept students?

    Dr. James L. Rowland, Ed.D.