Floating Lanterns launched at sunset memorialize those that have passed away. As the sun sets in the background, small boats with Buddhist monks and church volunteers help to launch and shepherd the small armada of lanterns ships.
A graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary, Dwight K. Morita's ministry is at the intersection of spirituality and the photographic enterprise (taking photos, viewing photos, editing, etc.) Dwight served as photographer in residence at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and he has won a number of awards and recognition for his images. Currently he is located on the island of O'ahu where he is engaged in ministry with Nu'uanu Congregational Church, The Institute for Human Services, Inc, Family Promise, Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE), and other non-profit organizations.