and the Moiliili Japanese Cemetery Beautification Project




​The Moiliili Japanese Cemetery Beautification Project volunteers have been working to make the over-100-year-old cemetery a garden spot. We have refurbished everything we can through the kind funds from our donors. Some of our additions are the 556-foot wall, washing stones, stone seating, and many plumerias, manila palms, and ohia trees, as well as desert roses, and ti plants. 

The last big refurbishing we need to do is to repave the driveways/pathways. The fact is, the driveways/walkways have become very dangerous with huge pot holes and bumped-up old asphalt. We would like a safe walking surface for the elderly folks who come to leave flowers for their ancestors, and school children who walk through the cemetery on their way to and from home. The cemetery is a quiet, peaceful spot for the Moiliili community and others who stop by. We hope the repaving will be last for another 50-or-more-years. All the funds raised will go directly to the repaving.  Any remaining funds will be donated to the Moiliili Community Center (a social service agency).

We believe that the repaving will begin in April 2019 and we will have to pay the company soon after that time. We continue to be so grateful to our donors (families, neighbors, and international visitors, etc) whose support made it possible for our over 5 years of beautification efforts, and now we will be truly grateful to you, the gofundme individuals, who can help us complete the final part of our community project. Thank you.

--to the information website for the Mo’ili’ili Japanese Cemetery. Our cemetery is a community cemetery that is over one hundred years old. Many of the Issei of Honolulu are buried here, and their descendants as well.

We will show you how to locate the gravesite of your loved one or begin historical research, using the maps and database.

We, the Moiliili Community, are beautifying our Moiliili Japanese Cemetery.  Our volunteers have built the new blue stone wall and have added plants, washing stones, and seating. We welcome new volunteers. Please help and donate (even if you live far-away). Every bit counts and every penny donated will go to beautifying the cemetery. Thank you so much. 

Laura Ruby
808- 947-3641 or or
509 University Avenue #902, Honolulu HI  96826.