On April 9, the International Network for Mutual Help, based in the Overseas Department, held a charity bazaar on the department’s premises, drawing more than 500 people. As soon as the venue’s doors were opened at 11:00 a.m., items collected for the event began flying off the shelves. There were also several food stands for the visitors and a game corner for little children in the outdoor space. The proceeds from the bazaar, amounting to a total of 476,458 yen, were added to the network’s funds and will be used for future international support activities.
The International Network for Mutual Help collects and provides information on international aid in cooperation with Tenrikyo’s overseas mission facilities and various groups of followers engaged in international relief activities.