The Institute of Buddhist Studies conducted its annual Memorial Service to express it deepest gratitude to many IBS friends, who have supported the dream of IBS, on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley, CA.
This past year, the IBS lost five devoted supporters: Dr. Taitetsu Unno, Rev. Seishin Yamashita, Dr. James Doi, Mrs. Edith Oto, and Mr. Noboru Hanyu.
Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto, IBS Professor of Shin Buddhist Studies, chaired the service.
Rev. Marvin Harada, member of the IBS Board of Trustees, read the names of those honored.
Rev. Dr. Richard Payne, Dean, gave the Dharma Talk. He stated, “After more than 60 years of its existence, since its founding in 1949, there are many who have gone before us, and whose efforts have built this institution. Each have, in their on way, contributed to keeping alive the spirit of the founding generation and the vision of propagating Shinran Shonin’s Pure Land teachings in the United States. We wish to honor their contributions and recall their memory to guide us in or present, and into our future.”
Names of past supports, who were honored in memorial were: Mr.Yoshio Ando Mrs.Muraye Ando, Dr. George Aratani, Rev. Dr. Jokai Asai, Mrs. Margaret Blair, Dr. Roger Corless, Mr. Fusakhi Dairiki, Mrs.Hau Dairiki, Dr. John Dillenberger, Dr. Jane Dillenberger, Rev. Philip Karl Eidmann, Rev. Ryuichi Fujii, Mr. Yoshito Fujii, Rev. Hogen Fujimoto, Prof. Ryugyo Fujiimoto, Rev. Kakumin Fujinaga, Mr. Dick Fujioka, Mrs. Lily Fujioka, Rev. Dr. Ryosetsu Fujiwara, Rev. Russell Hamada, Rev. Dr. Shinsho Hanayama, Mrs. Yaeko Hanyu, Mr. Takeo Hirahara, Rev. Satoshi Hirata, Mrs. Kimi Hisatsune, Rev. Ejitsu Hojo, Rev. Ryumei Iguchi, Mrs. Jane Imamura, Rev. Kanmo Imamura, Rev. Jitsuen Kakehashi, Mr. Hideo Kaneko, Mrs. Misao Kaneko, Mr. James Kanemoto, Mrs. Yasuko Kariya, Mr. Masashi Kawaguchi,Mrs. Mitsuko Kawaguchi, Rev. Dr. Leslie Kawamura, Mr. Albert Kosakura, Rev. Kenyo Kumata, Rev. Haruyoshi Kusada, Mrs. Shinobu Matsuura, Mr. Msami Mayeda, Dr. Jay McCullough, Rev. Kyogyo Miura, Rev. Kakue Miyaji, Rev. Keisho Motoyama, Rev. Toshio Murakami, Rev. Dr. Masatoshi Nagatomi, Mr. Ed Nakagawa, Rev. Dr. Yehan Numata, Mr. Hayaji Oda, Mr. Sam Oda, Rev. Shobo Ohata, His Eminence Kosho Ohtani, Rev. Shojo Oi, Rev. Dr. Rsyoji Oka, Dr. Leo Pruden, Ms. Haruko Janet Sakamoto, Mr. Ben Sato, Rev. Dr. Takamaro Shigaraki, Bihop Enryo Shigefuji, Rev. Remy Sniow, Dr. Kikuo Taira, Mr. Katsumi Takashima, Mrs. Yoshiko Takashima, Rev. Yoshitaka Tamai, Rev. Shunsho Terakawa, Rev. Kyoshiro Tokunaga, Mr. Hitoshi Tsufura, Bishop Kenyu Tsuji, Mrs. Kyoko Tsurusaki, Rev. Dr. Yoshifumi Ueda, Mr. Glen Umeda, Rev. Dr. Titetsu Unno, Mr. William Waki, Mr. Noboru Yamakoshi, Rev. Seishin Yamashita, Mr. Motomi Yokomizo, and Mr. Eichi Yoshida.