News & Events

Valley of the Temples is honored to provide several unique opportunities for members of our community to learn, share and remember throughout the year. Each of our educational, grief support and remembrance events is designed to appeal to a wide age range — and it is our intention to enrich lives, educate minds and ease sorrows.  We invite you to check in regularly to get details about the latest news and upcoming events.

Events

  • Begins
    01 Apr

    Crystal & Pearl Jewelry – Emiko Hirata

    About the Artist, Emiko Hirata When a Swarovski crystal or a freshwater pearl is arranged with certain colored beads or glass, the colors and textures make the crystal or pearl seem to come alive. The beautiful colors and textures make Emiko feel happy; and she anticipates the pendants, necklaces, earrings and bracelets that she creates

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  • Begins
    26 Apr

    Sumi-e Art Demo – Hisae Shouse

    Artist Hisae Shouse Come out and see how the Ancient Oriental art of Sumi-e (ink painting) is done. This unique oriental art, called Sumi-e, literally means “ink painting”. It was brought to Japan from China during the Kamakura period. Sumi-e requires only simple materials such as black ink, water, rice paper, and brushes. These simple

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  • Begins
    27 Apr

    Blue Urchin Photo Studio – Shannon Rae

    About the Artist, Shannon Rae Shannon Rae has been a natural artist her entire life. She spent her childhood in the high desert of New Mexico surrounded by the rich and diverse culture provided by the area. At age 8 she won the national Kellogg’s Cereal competition to draw your favorite character. She attended New

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  • Begins
    02 May

    Chinese Watercolor – Daniel Wang

    About the Artist, Daniel Wang He is an exceptional artist who was born in Shanghai, but now resides in Honolulu. Daniel’s keen, sensitive eye combined with his gifted, skillful hands produce some of the Chinese watercolors available today. Exhibitions of his work have been held in Hong Kong, San Francisco, Canada, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and

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News

  • What Will You Say? Providing Comfort after a Suicide

    What Will You Say? Providing Comfort after a Suicide

    When someone you know loses a loved one, it’s often hard to know the right thing to say. When the death is the result of a suicide, it can be even more complicated. There’s a social stigma attached to suicide that makes it uncomfortable to talk about. You may want to reach out but don’t

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  • Creative Ways to Honor a Loved One’s Memory

    Creative Ways to Honor a Loved One’s Memory

    When you lose a loved one, it’s important to hold onto happy memories of that person. This honors the person’s life and your special connection. It can also help you move forward along your path toward healing. Beyond the initial ceremonies and rituals, there are some simple things you can do to creatively honor the

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  • After a Loss: How Traveling Can Help You Heal

    After a Loss: How Traveling Can Help You Heal

    After you’ve lost a loved one, it may seem counterintuitive to take a vacation. In truth, it can be helpful to see new things and get away from reminders of what you’ve lost. Traveling can help you gain insight into yourself and may be a good way to help you work through your grief. Here

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  • What to Do with Flowers after the Funeral

    What to Do with Flowers after the Funeral

    Flowers are a beautiful tribute to the life of your loved one. They create a lovely atmosphere at the funeral and are representative of how much the person was loved and respected. Giving flowers is a wonderful way for people to offer condolences and show that they care. So what do you do with them

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  • Byodo-In Temple at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    Byodo-In Temple at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    Popular Oahu tourist attraction marks 150th anniversary of the first Japanese immigration to Hawaii; visitors invited to day-long celebration in Kaneohe on Saturday, August 4, 2018.  “Hey Jude” by The Beatles topped Billboard’s Top 100 chart and Apollo 8 became the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon in 1968, the same year the Byodo-In

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