Fifth Year Memorial Service for Nidaime

On Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, HDAHF was joined by the family and friends of Karen Fujishima-Lee, (Hanayagi Mitsuaki II) affectionately called “Nidaime” by her students, at Kotohira Jinsha Shrine for her Fifth Year Memorial Service. The service was an opportunity to remember her life and honor the continued presence of her spirit in the lives of those around her. Her O-Ihai, memorial tablet, was also enshrined at Kotohira, where friends and family may now pay their respects and present offerings. After the ceremony, the party adjourned to a lovely lunch at Natsunoya Teahouse and were entertained by by a few of Nidaime’s students dancing three pieces she had choreographed.

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United Japanese Society’s Memorial Service

Our principal, Hanayagi Mitsutamae-sensei represented HDAHF at the United Japanese Society’s Annual Memorial Service on Saturday, November 19 at the Honpa Hongwanji Mission on Pali Highway. This annual event is held to remember departed members. Both our Oshisho-san (Hanyagi Mitsuaki I) and Nidaime (Mitsuaki II) were recognized at the Memorial Service.