The word “Hosha” means to dedicate work for the good of the Temple. It is a way to express gratitude for the many benefits Wailuku Hongwanji has provided to all members of the Sangha. Hosha Day therefore, is a time to give back to Wailuku Hongwanji in a small, but meaningful way. Work done on Hosha Day involves cleaning of our Hondo or Temple. Volunteers may vacuum the floors, wipe down the pews, and perform other cleaning duties to help keep the Temple neat and clean. At Wailuku Hongwanji, Hosha Day is held once a month on the first Thursday of each month at 8:00 a.m.
With our aging volunteer group, we now need additional people to help on Hosha Day. With an adequate number of volunteers, work can be done in about an hour or less. Our next Hosha Day is scheduled for Thursday, February 2nd at 8:00 a.m. If you are able to provide some of your valuable time and energy, may we ask that you join our Hosha Day volunteer group on February 2nd. If you would like additional information, please feel free to call the Temple Office at 808 244-0406.