Welcome to Koloa Jodo Mission
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.
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.
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
Koloa Jodo Mission
3480 Waikomo Road
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii 96756-0457
For email, please send a message through the Contact.
Rev. Kosen Ishikawa