This free event will screen “Aloha Buddha,” an insightful documentary about three defining eras of the Japanese Buddhist experience in Hawai‘i.
Focusing on the temple as a symbol of the Japanese community in Hawai'i, the video recounts Japanese immigration during the early plantation days, the turbulent World War II years, and the resurgence of multi-cultural Buddhism in Hawai‘i, followed by the decline of Japanese temple congregations.
HHF presented the documentary with a Preservation Commendation in 2012 & it won the Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary at the 31st Hawaii International Film Festival in 2011.
The screening will be followed by a Talk Story session with filmmaker Lorraine Minatoishi.
Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are required.
Pau Hana with a Purpose is an occasional series sponsored by Historic Hawai‘i Foundation to showcase historic people, events, architecture, design and preservation matters.