When: First Wednesday, JUNE 5TH 2013, 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Where: Harris United Methodist Church, 20 South Vineyard Blvd.
7:00 a.m. Opening. Introductions. Irene Matsumoto, Convener
“JIZO” in HAWAII With guest speaker John Clark
“Jizo” are Japanese revered statues whose purpose is to protect the people. They are commonly seen in the countryside of Japan. They are also seen in various places in Hawaii, especially near the sea.
John R. Kukeakalani Clark is the author of Guardian of the Sea: Jizo in Hawaii . John closed an illustrious chapter of his life when he retired as Deputy Fire Chief of the Honolulu Fire Department. A 33- year veteran, he left a proud legacy and even coined the department’s motto, “Pride, Service, Dedication.” This true-blue firefighter is better known to most of the world as “Mr. Beach,” the author of a celebrated series of books on the beaches of Hawai‘i.