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Issue 221, Jun 2012
(Japanese Issue)

KOYASAN TEMPLE CELEBRATES ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY THIS FALL
The Koyasan Betsuin Temple of Los Angeles in Little Tokyo will observe its 100th Anniversary celebration and commemorative ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at the Temple. Former Koyasan priests and Kenshu-sei will join the historical ceremony. The commemorative luncheon follows the ceremony from 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton DoubleTree (Kyoto Grand Hotel) of Little Tokyo, 120 S. Los Angeles Street. Bishop Ekan Ikeguchi, well known as an expert and pundit of the Goma ritual tradition in Japan, will officiate and conduct the traditional fire ceremony that will be witnessed by Shingon priests and dignitaries ...

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Issue 220, Jan 2012
(Japanese Issue)

NEW YEAR'S GREETING FROM BISHOP EMERITUS TAISEN MIYATA
May I extend my best wishes for a Happy New Year 2012, the Year of the Dragon (Tatsu). It will be a year of uprising just as a dragon is flying up to the sky. We have passed the year of tragedy, turbulence, catastrophe and turmoil all over the world, from the riots in Arab countries to the tsunami, earthquake, radiation, and flood diasters in Japan. Moreover, an unprecedented incident happened to us here at our temple. Our temple has never been faced with the absence of any residential priest for the past one hundred years before the sudden resignation of ...