Hawaii Todaiji Bekkaku Honzan
Located in the heart of Nu'uanu, Todaiji Hawaii, now known as Todaiji Hawaii Bekkaku Honzan was founded in 1953 by Bishop Tatsusho Hirai.The temple was originally an affiliate branch of the main Todaiji Temple located in Nara, Japan, but became its own temple and is considered the main branch in the United States. Todaiji Hawaii Bekkaku Honzan services long-time members, and welcomes new members to join.
Goma (fire ritual) 3rd Sunday of the Month
Joya no Kane(108 Bell Strike) Dec 31
New Year's Service January 1 till end of month
HoshiMatsuri and Setsubun February
Hanamatsuri (Buddha's birthday) April
Shomu Tennosai May and October
Obon July 13-15
Shoronagashi July 16th
Ohigan (Spring and Autumn Equinox)
Dates Vary Yearly
Hyakumanben (Giant Prayer Beads)
For Specific dates and times please feel free to call or email.
Saturdays and Sundays at 8:00 a.m.. except for special services.
First Saturday- Temple cleaning
Second Sunday- Otaki (Waterfall Meditation)
Third Sunday- Fudo Goma (Fire Service)
Fourth Saturday- Brass Polishing
Fourth Sunday- Sutra Studies
Fifth Weekend- TBD
Third Sunday of each month
The goma (fire ritual) service is scheduled on the third Sunday of each month. At the goma service, members are invited to pray for the achievement of one's wishes, including greater purification, peace to the household, prosperity to the business, health, and longevity.
About Bishop Cosmo Hirai
Bishop Cosmo Hirai is a third generation Bishop of Todaiji Hawaii Bekkaku Honzan. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Psychology, with a minor in Japanese. Currently serves as Chairman of the Honolulu Junior Chamber International, and VP of International Relationship of JCI Hawaii.
For a small donation, the temple offers personal and car omamori, o-fuda, and other items blessed during the Fudogoma service. Omamori are small amulets that provide various forms of luck or protection. O-fuda is a type of household amulet or talisman that is hung in the house for protection. The temple also offers Fudogoma blessed salt and water.
Making a Difference
Any donation is appreciated and will help us towards our goal of spreading peace and happiness for humanity.
Your donation will also help with the restoration of Todaiji Temple
426 Luakini St,
Honolulu, HI 96817, USA