The first Atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima city on 8:15 AM, August 6th, 1945, and the second one was dropped on Nagasaki city three days later on 11:02 AM, August 9th, 1945. About one-third (1/3) of each city’s women, children, men and animals were instantly killed. One hundred and forty thousand (140,000) people in Hiroshima and seventy thousand (70,000) people in Nagasaki.
Seventy-five years have passed since then. My father, Rev. Tatsuya Kusunoki, is a survivor of the Nagasaki’s A-bomb; he was only 6 years old at that time. Since then and throughout his life, he had an unceasing desire to share his experience and to use his experience to promote his wish for promoting peace with others.
Tour planning is fun. One day I was thinking about the next temple tour to Japan. It will be in 2023 when the next World Buddhist Women’s Conference will be held in Japan. I am sure that many people from Seattle Betsuin will attend the convention. I know it is too early to think about it, but I am already looking forward to attending the convention and traveling to different places in Japan. Continue reading “Rev. Katsu’s Weekly Message (5/4/2020)”