2014 Directors and Officers

On Saturday, June 23, 2012, Bishop Sohko Kuki of the Hilo Hooganji Mission accepted the position of bishop and president. Bishop Kuki will serve Koyasan Shingon Mission of Hawaii for a four-year term. Additionally, the 2013 – 2014 Officers accepted their positions for one-year terms. In April 2014, the Officers were reelected for an additional one-year term. For questions, please contact the Office of the Bishop located at the Hilo Hooganji Mission.

President & Bishop
Bishop Sohko Kuki, Koyasan Shingon Mission of Hawaii
Resident Minister, Hilo Hooganji Mission

457 Manono Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4422
Office: (808) 935-8331 | Fax: (808) 935-0818

First Vice-President
Rev. Clark Zenkyu Watanabe
Resident Minister, Honomu Henjoji Mission and Paauilo Kongoji Mission

Second Vice-President
Mr. Patrick Watase
Member, Waimea Shingon Mission

Ms. Sheryl Kawamura
Member, Hilo Hooganji Mission

English Secretary
Ms. Desiree Yamamoto
Member, Myokoji Koyasan Shingon Mission

Japanese Secretary
Rev. Takayuki Meguro
Resident Minister, Kula Shofukuji Shingon Mission and Lahaina Shingon Mission Hokoji


Former Bishops

In recognition for their years of service, Koyasan Shingon Mission of Hawaii extended deep appreciation to the following reverends who have guided and lead the organization through the years.

Rev. Dean Zenei Okimura
Resident Minister, Koboji Shingon Mission
2006 – 2012

Rev. Taido Kitagawa
Minister, Myokoji Shingon Mission

Additional names will be listed shortly.