First visit to the shrine

On 4 January, we went to Kamakuraguu Shrine for Hatsumohde (New Year’s visit), where we were prayed for by the chief priest Koiwa.

On New Year’s Day in 2024, there was a big earthquake and it was like a dragon running wild, but I was reminded of the raging nature and how powerless we humans are.

The prayer of the Association for the Preservation of the UN Peace Bell wish peace for all, but we have to think about what we can act to make it a reality. At the beginning of the year, we prayed for the realization of peace in the region, the country and the world.