Living Treasures of Hawai'i

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The Living Treasures of Hawaiʻi program was created by the Buddhist temple Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai'i to honor residents of Hawaii. The criteria for selection are, "First, the designee must demonstrate continuous growth in his or her field; second, the potential Living Treasure must have made significant contributions toward a more humane and fraternal society (and this perhaps is the most important criteria); and finally, he or she must have shown an on-going striving for excellence and a high level of accomplishment."[1] Honorees are nominated by members of the general public by August 1 of each year, and chosen by a committee designated by the temple.

These are the people who have been so honored.

1976[edit]

Charles Kenn[2]

1977[edit]

Wright Elemakule Bowman, Sr.
Jean Charlot
Johanna Drew Cluney
Samuel Hoyt Elbert
Kenneth Pike Emory
Iolani Luahine
Rosalie Lokalia Lovell Montgomery
Mary Kawena Pukui

1978[edit]

Theodore Kelsey

1979[edit]

Abraham Kahikina Akaka
Emma Kalani-kau'i-ka'alaneo-kilioulaninui-amamao-ho'opi'i-wahine-keakaleihilinaka de Fries
John Dominis Holt, IV
Edward Leilani Kamae
Edith Kekuhikuhi-i-pu'uone'ona'ali'i-o-kohala Kenao Kanaka'ole
Clorinda Low Lucas
Aldyth Vernon Morris
Alice Ku'ulei-aloha-poina'ole Namakelua
Philip Kunia Gabby Pahinui

1980[edit]

Gabriel I
Maxine Hong Kingston
Donald Kilolani Mitchell
Pilahi Paki
Alfred Pries

1981[edit]

Solomon Kekipi Bright, Sr.
Oswald Bushnell
Leo Chai
Leon J. Edel William H. Meinecke
Isamu Noguchi
Juliet Rice Wichman

1982[edit]

Juliette May Fraser
Annie Lehua Asam Kanahele
Richard Lyman, Jr.
Silver Kiniohi Piliwale
James Ka'upena Wong, Jr.

1983[edit]

Homer Ahu'ula Hayes
Rubellite Kawena Kinney Johnson
Zaneta Ho'oululahui Cambra Richards
Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona
Emily Kau'i Zuttermeister

1984[edit]

Satoru Abe
Bumpei Akaji
Irmgard Farden Aluli
Francis Haar
Herb Kawainui Kane
Tadashi Sato
Emma Kapi'olani Farden Sharpe

1985[edit]

Gladys Kamakakuokalani Ainoa Brandt[3]
May Moir
Sarah M. Wood Nalua'i
Katashi Nose
Soichi Sakamoto
Allan Frederic Saunders

1986[edit]

Claude F. Du Teil
Kahu Edward L. Kealanahele
Milton M. Howell
Margaret Machado

1987[edit]

Agnes C. Conrad
Agnes Kalaniho'okaha Cope
Edmund M. K. Enomoto
Joe Harper
Claude Horan
David Kuraoka
John Keolamaka'ainanakalahuiokalani Lake
Kahauanu Lake
Toshiko Takaezu

1988[edit]

Kenneth F. Brown
David Kauweloa Kaupu
Murray Turnbull

1989[edit]

Reiko Mochinaga Brandon
Healani Onohiaulani Chilton Doane
Yehan Numata
Reuben Tam
Tseng Yuho (Betty Tseng Ecke)

1990[edit]

Richard Kekuni Blaisdell
Edmond Lee Browning
Frances Damon Holt
Kyo Kawabata

1991[edit]

Daniel G. Chun
Dwight Pauahi Kauahikaua
Moses Kapalekilahao Keale, Sr.
Puanani Kanemura Van Dorpe

1992[edit]

Helen Hoakalei Kamau'u
David Kaohelaulii
Marie Emilia Leilehua McDonald
Harry Seisho Nakasone
Matsuno Yasui
David Nu'uhiwa Enoka Kaohelauli'i

1993[edit]

Elaine Arita
Yoshiko Matsuda
Stewart Valentine Medeiros, Sr.
Edith Hanae Tanaka
Shige Yamada

1994[edit]

Todd Toshiaki Akita
Daniel J. Dever
Yoshiaki Fujitani
Roy T. Fukumura
Deborah Kepola Kekalia
Yukio Ozaki
Marion Grace Saunders

1995[edit]

Donald Tai Loy Ho
Sally Fletcher Murchison
Leone Kamana Okamura

1996[edit]

Wallace F. Froiseth
Hiroki Morinoue
Shinchi Suzuki

1997[edit]

Robert Aitken
Henry A. Auwae
Martha Kaumakaokalani Aoe Poepoe Hohu
Ralph Chikato Honda
Iwao Mizuta

1998[edit]

Hubert Victor Everly
George Sanford Kanahele
Beatrice Kapua'okalani Hilmer Krauss
Jerry Okimoto
Vladimir Ossipoff
Ruth Tabrah

1999[edit]

Earl E. Bakken
Samuel S. A. Cooke
Shimeji Ryusaki Kanazawa
Yutaka Kimura
Abraham St. Chad Pi'ianai'a
Adam A. "Bud" Smyser

2000[edit]

Glenna Fusae Kimura Ewing
James K. Fujikawa
Ah Quon McElrath
Rose Nakamura
Charles Nainoa Thompson

2001[edit]

Ronald E. Bright[4]
Sean Kekamakupa'a Lee Loy Browne
Rocky Ka'iouliokahihikolo 'Ehu Jensen
Bob Krauss
Jesee "Takamiyama" Kuhaulua Azumazeki Oyakata
Clarence K. M. Lee

2002[edit]

Alfred Bloom[4]
Takeshi Fujita
Takashi Nonaka
Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone Sensei
Yoshihiko Sinoto
Myron "Pinky" Thompson

2003[edit]

Beatrice "Beebe" Freitas[4]
Mary Lou Kekuewa
Dr. Albert H. Miyasato
Dr. Margaret Y. Oda
Ted T. Tsukiyama
Masaru "Pundy" Yokouchi

2004[edit]

The Rev. Mitsuo Aoki[5]
Genoa Keawe
Pat Namaka Bacon
Fujio Matsuda
Edith Kawelohea McKinzie
Tau Moe

2005[edit]

Dr. Isabella Aiona Abbott[6]
Gabriel "Gabe" Baltazar Jr.
Momi Cazimero
Dr. Thomas Klobe
Sione Tui'one Pulotu
Dr. Benjamin B.C. Young

2006[edit]

Richard K. Paglinawan[4]
James T. Kunichika
Carol Kouchi Yotsuda
Edward T. Kaʻanana "Uncle Eddie"
Walter H. K. Paulo "Uncle Walter"
Dr. Terry Shintani

2007[edit]

Malia Craver[7]
George Na'ope
Dr. Terence Rogers
Norman Sakata
Barbara Smith
Dorothy "Aunty Dottie" Thompson
Wally Yonamine

2008[edit]

Edwin Mahiai Beamer[8]
Dr. Charles P.K.M. Burrows
Rev. Sam Cox
Benjamin Kodama
Elsie T. Tanaka

2009[edit]

Amy Agbayani[9]
Puanani Sonoda Burgess
Sister Joan Chatfield
Bert N. Nishimura
Nalani Olds

2010[edit]

S. Stanley Okamoto[10]
Elizabeth Kawohiokalani Ellis Jenkins
Paul Weissich
Reverend Toshihide Numata
Patti Lyons

2011[edit]

Josephine Kaukali Fergerstrom
Dr. Claire Ku’uleilani Hughes
Masaru Oshiro
Dr. Jack H. Scaff Jr.,
Dr. Livingston M.F. Wong, MD, FACS

2012[edit]

Barbara Kawakami
Ben Finney
Goro Arakawa
Gordon Mark
Lynette Paglinawan

2013[edit]

Dennis Kauahi[11]
Nola A. Nahulu
Michael Nakasone
Oswald K. Stender
Gary Washburn

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stone, Scott S.C. Living Treasures of Hawaii 25th Anniversary of the Selections of Outstanding Persons as Honored by The Honpa Honwanji Mission of Hawai'i Island Heritage, Honolulu (2000)
  2. ^ for 1976 through 2000: Stone, Scott S.C. Living Treasures of Hawaii 25th Anniversary of the Selections of Outstanding Persons as Honored by The Honpa Honwanji Mission of Hawai'i Island Heritage, Honolulu (2000)
  3. ^ Scott Ishikawa (January 16, 2003). "Kupuna Brandt dies at 96". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved December 9, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d Thirty Second Annual Living Treasures of Hawai'i 2007 (Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai'i, 2007)
  5. ^ "6 more named ‘Living Treasures’," http://archives.starbulletin.com/2004/01/25/news/story10.html
  6. ^ "Six named Living Treasures". Honolulu Advertiser. January 16, 2005. Retrieved November 4, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Keepers of culture named". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. January 13, 2007. 
  8. ^ "2008 Living Treasures chosen by Honpa Hongwanji". Honolulu Advertiser. January 15, 2008. 
  9. ^ "5 in isles named Living Treasures". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. January 20, 2009. 
  10. ^ http://www.consuelo.org/docs/LT2010Program.R2proof.pdf
  11. ^ Closed access "Honpa Hongwanji names 5 'Living Treasures'". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Staradvertiser.com. 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-10-17. (subscription required (help)).