Shin Buddhist temple established in Wahiawa
as part of Honpa Hongwanji Mission.
Wahiawa Hongwanji becomes
an independent temple. Affiliated organizations were soon formed.
Current 2 acre temple grounds were purchased for over $20,000.
Hall was enlarged and a playground was built in the gulch.
a new temple were put in abeyance because of World War II.
seized by US government and used by public schools for two years.
was returned to temple.
Rev. Ryugen Matsuda initiated early Japanese
Present temple completed
Fire destroys BYA Hall and portions of the Japanese school house. Plans were made to immediately
reconstruct a new hall and classrooms.
Ground-breaking ceremony for
new BWA Hall (Social Hall) and classrooms.
After nearly three years
of volunteer help, the Social Hall and classrooms were opened.
(Heavenly Canopy) and Tsuri Toro (Suspended Lantern) were donated and installed in the temple altar.
Front portion of temple was built for a cost of ~$10,000.
Construction of Columbarium begun.