Hawaii Betsuin was honored to have Gomonshu Kojun Ohtani in attendance for our 100th Anniversary Commencement Service, the official start to celebrations marking the centennial of our main temple building. The Gomonshu is a direct descendant of Shinran Shonin and has assumed the responsibilities of the 25th Monshu as the Spiritual Leader of the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha.

In this bonus audio recording are four brief messages by those pictured below plus a special song, “This Day of Peace,” performed by a combined Betsuin and Dharma School choir.

Gomonshu Kojun Ohtani

Monshu Kojun Ohtani, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha

Bishop Eric Matsumoto

Bishop Eric Matsumoto

Reverend Toyokazu Hagio

Rimban Toyokazu Hagio, Hawaii Betsuin

Jerry Tamamoto

Hawaii Betsuin President Jerry Tamamoto