Rinban Kenjun Kawawata
He was born March 6, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan.
In 1970, he was ordained Tokudo at Higashi Honganji, Kyoto.
In 1978, he graduated from Otani University (Chinese Buddhism) and received Kyoshi.
He became a Kaikyoshi for Higashi Honganji North America District in 1984 and started to serve for Higashi Honganji Los Angeles Betsuin.
In 1998, he was transferred to West Covina Higashi Honganji as a resident minister.
He was assigned as the Director of Higashi Honganji Hawaii District and the Head Minister of Higashi Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin on October 1, 2012.