199,000 Cranes

cranesThe Peace Committee has reached its goal of gathering a “flock” of 199,000 origami cranes, one representing each victim of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They are now working on a unique three-dimensional interactive exhibition of the cranes, to share with the public as part of the Peace Day events. Still in the planning stages with a community of artists and creatives, the ultimate goal is to take the exhibit to Hiroshima as a gift.

The Katsu Goto Film

Katsu Goto 1500x1000 cropThe Peace Committee supports the work of author/filmmaker Patsy Iwasaki, to share the story of plantation worker and labor leader  Katsu Goto who was lynched in Honoka‘a, Hawai‘i in 1889. What began as a Manga-style book in … is now in production as a documentary film, www.katsugotomovie.org.


Peace Poster Contest

Peace Poster Contest - Photo by Sarah Anderson

Students and teachers from around the globe will be urged to express their own interpretation of this year’s peace theme. Cash and other prizes will be awarded for various age divisions, plus “Best of Show.” This year, teachers will also be receiving rewards. Instructions and Entry Forms coming soon.  Teachers, provide us your e-mail address so that we can contact you with details.  Click here for more details >

Peace Education

Ms. Caki Kennedy with studentsThe Peace Committee provides $100.00 mini-grants to teachers who submit lesson plans for peace. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, PO Box 1667,  Honoka`a HI 96727  808 775-7232
The Committee is an affiliate of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii,
a registered not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.  Artwork and the words “United Nations” are used with permission.