Bukkyokai

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Description

The Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple’s Bukkyokai is comprised of those community members who pay the annual temple dues and who honor and follow the Teachings of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. Currently there are more than 300 temple members.

Venice Hongwanji Committees
Buddhist Education
Gassho Newsletter
Archive/History
Youth Activities
Long Range Planning
Building/Capital Improvements
Facility Maintenance
Wedding
Temple Finance
Temple Bylaws
Funeral
Ministerial Affairs
Web Site
Library

History

With the dedication of the temple facilities on Braddock in 1960, Kiyoshi Waki was elected the first temple president was elected. The Presidents and Resident Ministers of the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple are listed below:

Years President Resident Minister
2014-Present Emily Kariya Rev. John Iwohara
2012-2013 Tom Yamaguchi
2010-2011 Dale Noriyuki
2008-2009 Dianne Kujubu Belli
2006-2007 Barbara Fukuji
2004-2005 Joe Belli
2003
Rev. Nobuo Miyaji
2000-2002 Billy H. Saeki
1999 Milnes Kurashige
Rev. George Matsubayashi
1998
1996-1997 Kenji Koda
1994-1995 Gene Takahashi
1992-1993 Milnes Kurashige
1989-1991 James Mayeda
1987-1988 Kho Iseda
1985-1986 Toru Ino
1983-1984 Mike Miyake
1981-1982 Teruo Tamada
1979-1980 Toshimitsu Omote
1977-1978 Haruo Takaki
1973-1976 Sadamu Ueki
1971-1972 Iwao Hiramoto
1968-1970 Kiyoshi Waki
1966-1967 Yoshinori Kubota
1964-1965 Larry Hiroshi Morita
1960-1963 Kiyoshi Waki