December 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Annex Temple, Hawaii Betsuin
1727 Pali Hwy
Honolulu, HI 96813
$10 (suggested donation)
Hawaii Betsuin Office
(808) 536-7044

Revisiting the Legacy of ‘Master’ Yemyo Imamura —
Mastermind of Hawaii Shin Buddhism

Bishop Imamura photo in news clippingHawaii Betsuin historical photo with model T cars

Futaba Memorial Lectures

Professor Michihiro Ama, Univ. of Montana Karashima Tsukasa Associate Professor and author of “Immigrants to the Pure Land,” will speak on “Re-visiting the Legacy of Bishop Yemyo Imamura.” Dr. Ama provides an intimate look at how Rev. Imamura pioneered “American Buddhism” that resonated with American democratic principles and at his personal struggles as the leader of Hawaii Hongwanji.

8:30 Registration
9:00 Lecture: Dr. Michihiro Ama, “Yemyo Imamura: Pioneer of American Buddhism”
10:30 Discussion & Questions
11:00 Break
11:30 Lecture: Dr. Michihiro Ama, “Searching for Universal Buddhism”
12:30 Discussion & Questions
1:00 Closing

The Futaba Lecture Series is endowed by Dr. Alfred & Mrs. Dorothy N. Bloom to honor the memory of friend and mentor, Professor Kenko Futaba. Dr. Bloom, who helped plan these Futaba lectures before his passing in August 2017, fervently hopes that this lecture series will be a continuing inspiration for the nurturing of American Buddhism and for the social participation of Buddhists in the quest of social justice and peace.