The Shinbashira’s New Year’s Greetings

May I extend my warmest New Year’s greetings to all of you. I hope you have welcomed the New Year in bright spirits.

Last year, we designated “three years, one thousand days” for our decisive drive to prepare for the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama and embarked on the anniversary-related activities. This year, which marks the second year, the determined efforts of each and every one of us will significantly influence the achievement of the anniversary-related activities. I would like all of us therefore to build up momentum as we proceed high-spiritedly with concerted implementation so as to bring joy to the everliving Oyasama.

In anticipation of the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama, let all of us Yoboku, who are the instruments of Oyasama, busily engage in sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings and saving others throughout this year.

January 1, 2004

Zenji Nakayama
The Shinbashira

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