New encounters

On 18 October 2023, the Overseas Development Study Group organized by Kadota Sakae was held at the Book House Café in Kanda with about 50 participants. All the participants prayed in silence as the representative of them rang the 4 kg peace bell that we had brought, followed by a talk about the peace bell. Next, Utsunomiya Shuun, the great master Buddhist sculptor, who created the Ushiku Great Buddha, spoke about his training in India, then singer Oka Mihoko sang Waka (Traditional  Japanese poetry) by Motoori Norinaga and Shibusawa Eiichi, and Keiai University Professor Yabuuchi Masaki spoke on the theme ‘Japan will save the world’. There was a lot of content.