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Hawaii Buddhist Council Virtual Buddha Day by Zoom

Please join in our Hawaii Buddhist Council's Buddha Day Service by Zoom HBC VIRTUAL BUDDHA DAY SERVICE ZOOM LINK https://zoom.us/j/99232025799?pwd=Zlh4bEt5ODhwckZWZlplN3FRcmZyZz09 Meeting ID: 992 3202 5799|Passcode: 636000 Dial by your location: +1 253 215 8782 You can sign in from 9:00 a.m.

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


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.