Chinese brush painting of children flying kites

A sumie piece (Japanese brush painting) entitled Fukei by Fujiko Motobu. Click for larger view.

The Betsuin is pleased to offer a wide range of classes and programs. Most classes are offered at temple facilities and a few are offered at the Hongwanji Mission School (HMS) gym just across the Pali Highway. Participating in a class can be a great way to join our extended temple community.

Here is an overview of the offerings. Be sure to see the calendar for the latest on upcoming events.

Taiko (Japanese drumming)
Sundays 11 am – 1 pm in the HMS Gym (downstairs Rm #3) with Jovie Yoshioka
Ballroom Dancing
Mondays 7 pm – 9 pm in the Social Hall with Claire Groom
Rhythm & Life
Tuesdays 9 am – 1:30 pm in the Social Hall with Michie Takemoto
Michiko Okano with flower arrangement and shodo by her students

Instructor Michiko Okano with flower arrangements and calligraphy. Photo by Ruth Tokumi

Shodo (Japanese calligraphy)
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 9:30 am – 11 am in the Dining Room with Michiko Okano
Hawaiian Language
Tuesday evenings in the Dining Room with Alison Ledward
Advanced: 5 pm – 7 pm
Beginning: 7 pm – 9 pm
Japanese Language & Culture
Wednesdays 9 am – 10:30 am in the Annex Temple with Rev. Ryoso Toshima
Ikebana – Saga Ryu (flower arrangement)
Wednesdays 1 pm – 3 pm in the Dining Room with Michiko Okano
Bon Dancercise
Wednesdays 7 pm – 9 pm in the Social Hall
Ikebana – Ohara Ryu (flower arrangement)
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Thursdays 10 am – 11:30 am in the Social Hall with Edith Tanaka
Adult Ukulele Club
One Thursday a month 10 a.m. in the Annex Temple with Rev. Satoshi Tomioka
Sahm Bo Dahn (Korean exercise)
Thursdays 12:30 am – 3 pm in the Social Hall
Hawaii Betsuin Choir Practice
Thursdays 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Annex Temple with Mari Murakami
Project Dana Dance
Fridays 9 am – 11 am in the Social Hall with Sumi Sueishi
Sumie (Japanese brush painting)
Two Fridays a month 9 am – 11 am in the Dining Room with Sachie Saigusa
Taichi
Saturdays 1 pm – 3 pm HMS Gym (downstairs Rm #3) with Victor Kim

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For photos of cultural classes, see our Cultural Classes gallery.