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JANUARY—FEBRUARY 2011 Volume 25, Number 1
Rev. Joanne Tolosa, Head Minister
New Year’s Day Service, January 1, 2011
Happy New Year! I’m here to talk about the pre- and Fumiko Matsui, and many other ministers and
sent. We are all here in this sacred worship hall on the believers, fellow children of our Divine Parent.
very first day of the year, this early in the morning to This is the year we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of
start off the new year right; to begin a fresh new year; to this church’s establishment on Sunday, June 5, 2011. It
begin a fresh new life – letting go of anything that has is a good opportunity to make this faith our own, if we
negative feelings associated with it. Savoring the posi- don’t already feel this way. If we still see this faith as
FEBUARY 2011 MARCH 2011 APRIL 2011 tive, including all we and our loved ones were allowed our grandparents’ or our parents’ or even our spouse’s
Feb. 1 Board Meeting (T) 6:30 PM Mar. 1 Board Meeting (T) 6:30 PM Apr. 3 Month Tenchi Kane No Kami& to receive and accomplish last year. faith, it is a good opportunity to reevaluate our life, that
Feb. 4 Winter Special Prayer Ends
Mar. 6 Month Tenchi Kane No Kami&
10 AM Monthly Memorial Service Why else are we here this morning? which is important in our life, and why we are here at
(Sun) Sermon: Rev. Rodney Yano Because our parents said we had to come? this church. Instead of doing it out of obligation, let us
Feb. 6 Snow Trip to Squaw Valley. 10 AM Monthly Memorial Service
Lay Speaker: Because we want to toast in the new year? truly carve our own direct path and connection to our
(Sun) 4am - 10 pm (Sun) Sermon: Rev. Rodney Yano
Toban: Saburo Fukuda Family
Toban: Sugai Family Or could the real reason be because we want to eat Divine Parent Kami; a more active connection to Kami.
Feb. 6 Monthly Service for Tenchi Kane
Activity: Hinamatsuri Girl’s Day- Apr. 3 Konko Church of Portland “ozoni,” mochi soup – and A strong connection with our Divine
10 AM no Kami & Monthly Memorial
Yuko Ayabe - Flower Making Crafts (Sun) 80th Anniversary -
Rev. Joanne Tolosa will attend.
don’t know how to make it Parent Kami will keep us balanced and
Serm: Rev. Joanne Tolosa Mar. 13 Monthly Service for Ikigami ourselves? centered, no matter what happens in
Lay speaker: Futaba Takashima 10 AM Konko Daijin.& Appreciation Apr. 9-10 CHERRY BLOSSOM FEST. Seriously, whether we are aware of our lives. We will be able to stay
Toban: Kitamata, Yamamoto (Sun) Service for Blessing of Life Apr. 16-17 CHERRY BLOSSOM FEST.
Sermon: Rev. Joanne Tolosa Sign up ASAP to help out at the food
it or not, we come to church to show centered no matter what we encounter
Feb. 13 Monthly Service for Ikigami our love and gratitude to our Divine in our lives. In a previous sermon I’ve
10AM Konko Daijin & Monthly Mar 19 Colma Cemetery Clean-Up booth!!! Good Fun!!!
(Sun) Appreciation Service for the 10 AM-12 PM Volunteer Community
Parent of the Universe, Tenchi Kane used the image of a buoy in the ocean,
Apr. 24 Monthly Service for Ikigami
Blessings of Life (Sat) Service Project 10 AM Konko Daijin.& Appreciation
no Kami, for all the blessings we are in a severe storm, that persists to stay
Sermon: Rev. Rodney Yano 2 PM - Cemetery Service (Sun) Service for Blessings of Life aware of (and not aware of) that keeps afloat as an analogy of how our faith
Feb 18-20 New York Faith Gathering – JT Sermon: Rev. Rodney Yano us alive and helps us be fulfilled. should work for us.
Mar. 20 SPRING MEMORIAL
San Jose Church Grand Ceremony—JT As we look around the room, we see A Konko teaching I’d like to share at
Feb. 20 Prayer Service & Konko
(Sun) 10 AM Teachings 10 AM Sermon: Guest Minister Apr. 26 Yatsunami Housing 1:30 PM our loved ones, family members who are blood related, this time is:
(Tue) Program Committee 2:30 PM friends and family members who are faith related. We People must receive divine blessings even when they
Feb. 20 Day of Remembrance. Mar. 27 Outing to Konko Church of
(Sun) San Jose & Japanese American are all here related to each other through our faith. We have no problems. In a time of crisis, they need to
2PM-4PM Kabuki Theatre
Museum of San Jose see each other several times a year, praying side-by-side, receive more divine blessings. Receiving diving bless-
Feb 21 President’s Day - Leave KCSF at 10 AM volunteering our time, working together side-by-side. ings is not guaranteed unless they hold fast to their
(Mon) Church Closed
Mar. 29 Yatsunami Housing 1:30 PM We are the Konko Family! faith and do not have to look for it during crucial times.
Feb. 22 Yatsunami Housing 1:30 PM (Tue) Program Committee 2:30 PM We are connected to each other through our love of If an emergency arises, even if you are naked or in the
(Tue) Program Committee 2:30 PM
our Divine Parent, our respect for our Founder, Konko middle of a field, just pray, “Konko Daijin, please help
Feb. 27 Spiritual Development Seminar Daijin, our founding head minister of this church, Rev. me,” and you will soon receive divine blessings. (GIII,
(Sun) Presenter: Alan Matsui Yoshiaki Fukuda, Rev. Shinko Fukuda, Revs. Fumio Jiinkyugyogoroku 17, p. 73)
10AM-1PM Lunch served
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A perfect opportunity to strengthen our connection
to our Divine Parent and Divine Mediator, in the pre-
stimulating discussions with both newcomers to the
Faith and longtime believers. Spiritual Development Seminar
sent, is to join the one-month Winter Special Training Beginning next month or in March, a long overdue
at 6:30 am daily, from Jan. 6 to Feb. 4th. Reverends Sunday School curriculum will be revived at the
Sunday – February 27th, 2011 - 10 am to noon
Masato Kawahatsu, Rodney Yano and I take turns Monthly Memorial Service (MMS). We have a lot of Facilitators: Rev. Masato Kawahatsu & Mr. Alan Matsui
leading the prayer service and give a mini-sermon. young children now who come to church with their par-
The entire service takes about 20-30 minutes. ents, mainly once a month at the MMS, so it makes “What is Konko Church?” - You come to church for services.
Another opportunity to keep our Divine Parent in sense to move the Sunday School activities back to
• Come to review the basic beliefs of Konko.
our thoughts and actions is at the end of this month, on those services, since children’s attendance at the “Child-
January 30th. We have the General Meeting, which we friendly Monthly Appreciation Service for the Blessing • There’s really some good stuff here!
talk about the activities of the year, vote to approve of Life (MAS) is so low. During the MMS, Rev. Rodney • Short presentation, followed by discussion (small groups).
our slate of Board of Directors, and something new Yano, our Youth Minister will be taking the students to • A great opportunity to ask your questions about Konko Faith.
this year that is prior to the new year’s party and after a different room after the purification rite. Then he • Parents, bring your children!
the General Meeting – Bazaar Chairperson Pauline will provide an introductory lesson plan that parents
Akashi will meet with and give an orientation to inter- are welcomed to sit in on, as well, and help out as
Children’s activities led by Jeddie Kawahatsu & Tanner Matsui.
ested people who want to learn important Summer Ba- needed. The students will return for the offering of the • Lunch (12-1pm) – Menu: Al’s famous chili & “Make your own” Sandwiches.
zaar positions, such as bingo supervision, kitchen su- Sacred Evergreen Branch (tamagushi) to the ancestors, Call church to sign-up or add your name to the lobby sign-up sheet.
pervision, and food preparation. and then resume Sunday School downstairs until it is
Many of our seniors in charge are long overdue to time to sing.
relinquish their reins. So please help them have peace Starting in February, the “Child-Friendly MAS” will Ministers’ Schedule Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
of mind, and take on a task that they will train you on, revert back to a standard service, no longer simplified to Rev. Joanne Tolosa 8 AM-6 PM 8 AM-1 PM 8 AM-6 PM Off 8 PM-2 PM 8 AM-6 PM 8 AM-3 PM
so that you can also hand down and pass it on to oth- a young child’s level of comprehension. W/Evan: 2 - 6 PM
ers. I am not afraid to say this, “We need you! We I haven’t been successful at receiving the family infor-
need your help!” Please see this as an opportunity to mation forms I gave out to parents last year or even Rev. Rodney Yano School 8 AM-6 PM School 8 AM-6 PM 1:30-6 PM 8 AM-6 PM 8 AM-3 PM
thank our Divine Parent Kami for all that you are earlier. We actually changed the format of the form to
grateful for. Just as I have found when I do things in be student-centered. The students will be filling out the Portland 80th Anniversary - JT April 3 SSF, Sacramento-RY, LA, Vancouver. Chicago May 22
appreciation to Kami, I believe you will also find that new Sunday School sign-up form, although parents are
Lancaster April 10 Seattle - JT May 29
it feels good to make time for Kami and express your free to help them. We will allow time during the begin- GRAND
San Jose - JT, Toronto, Whittier RH April 24 San Francisco 80th Anniversary 11AM June 5
love. ning of Sunday School for the children to fill them out. CEREMONY
As a side note, I would like to add that we are not Our hope is that I, Rodney Sensei and the SS curriculum
having a separate Shintokai New Year’s Dinner at a committee can better plan the monthly Sunday School
SCHEDULE Fresno - RY May 1 San Diego June 12
Gardena May 8
restaurant this year. We considered the expense and activities. There will be months without Sunday School
we also decided as a Board that we want to celebrate during a MMS when I am away and Rodney Sensei
the New Year altogether, with all ages, so please mark needs to conduct the service, unless we have volunteers Shin Shin Gaku Do
the date on your calendars. Please come by 10 am for to help. Please let me know if you can help out. We are
the general meeting. We will have food sponsored by hoping past Faith Training Institute attendees can also Way of the Mind, Spirit, and Body
the Shintokai (Believers’ Group), and various games help out. Is an outreach activity conducted by Rev. Masato Kawahatsu.
for all ages, including a balloon relay. So please come It is going to be an exciting year. We will eventually Konko Church of San Francisco Physique Magnifique Gym in S.S.F.
if you’re interested in seeing how this balloon relay is learn new songs in the new prayer book and my wish is Martial Arts (Budo):
done and compete in it. I’ve done this relay myself at a to have the children sing one of the new songs for our
387 Grand Ave. S.S.F., CA 94080
Tuesday 4:00 - 5:30 P.M. Ph. (650)-583-8648
New Year’s party at a Konko Church in Onomichi, 80th anniversary celebration in June. We plan to have a
Japan, and it is so fun! The more people participating, CD recording of the English lyrics for families to prac-
Saturday 9:00 - 10:30 A.M. Spiritual Development Counseling:
the more fun it is. There will be prizes, as well. tice at home and also during Sunday School. More infor- Japanese Calligraphy Class (Shodo): Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Another opportunity to learn about, or refresh our mation will be given later. Saturday 10:45 - 12:00 P.M. Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
knowledge and live this Faith is to attend our in-house We welcome your input. This is your church. This is Saturday 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Spiritual Development Seminar on February 27th from our church. We are here to meet your spiritual needs.
Mission Statement Sunday 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
10 am to 1 pm. Rev. Kawahatsu and Minister’s Assis- Nothing would please Kami more than to know you are
tant Alan Matsui will conduct this seminar using “The here sincerely for your own faith and relationship with To develop patience, discipline and confi- Meditation and Prayer Service
Konko Faith: Our Creed” on page 73 of the new Kami, or if you have come to pray for others’ well dence in both children and adults through Every Sunday 10:00 AM
Prayer Book as a springboard to discuss various being. various activities that nurture the balance
Konko concepts. They have conducted this type of I look forward to spending more time this year in con- between mind, body, and spirit so we can Contact person: Rev. M. Kawahatsu 415-931-0453 or
workshop several times at the South San Francisco versations with each of you. Thank you. work with and benefit from each other. Cell: 415-517-5563
Spiritual Training Center and it has initiated very
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Theme: The Future
Eternal Peace of Mind - > Eien no Anshin)
(Similar version printed in the Nichibei Weekly Newspaper)
Rev. Masato Kawahatsu, Senior Minister
Okage-Japanese word for help, aid or favor. i.e. divine favor
ei, nagai) means “eternal or long”. This problems in life. And I especially can’t accept death
yet." He's about 84 years old and goes to church
character consists of two parts. The top forms a single
every Sunday. He never misses it. Yet he still is not
drop of rain; the bottom represents water in a river. A
ready to handle problems in his life.
single drop of rain flows into the waters of a river and
continues on its path forever. > en or tooii) means
Many people can obtain temporary peace of
mind. Yet they struggle to gain eternal happiness or
“far”. This character consists of two parts. The right peace of mind. We should now and always maintain
side is a person who is holding the long paper of a let- eternal happiness or peace of mind.
ter. The left side takes the shape of a road. So there's a How can we obtain peace of mind?
person who is holding a long paper to carry to faraway First, we should have a strong wish or desire
distances. an) means “peace." This character con- to have eternal happiness. If our hope is weak, it will
be impossible to obtain. Next, we should think how
Mochitsuki pics!!! 12/26/10 sists of two parts. The top is a house roof and below
Thank you for everyone’s hard work!!! we can obtain peace of mind.
represents a woman. So the woman is safely staying in
Check out Steve on the lower left photo; using Finally, we should take the necessary action
his iphone and pounding mochi at the same time! the house. shin or kokoro) means “heart’. to achieve peace of mind. When I was 20, I realized I
That takes skill! Recently, I asked a question of an elder person. could not obtain peace of mind to last an eternity. I
“Are you happy?” I asked. He replied “Yes, I am was greatly shocked by this knowledge. Then I
happy because I have a healthy body. I have enough started to have a strong wish to obtain peace of mind
money to live on, and I have my own house to stay in.” and thought about it all the time. I soon took action
I said “I see. But are you a happy person? Since our life and began my spiritual training continuously from
is not guaranteed for the next day or even the next mo- that day onward.
ment, you may become ill, have an accident, have diffi- I believe it took me over 30 years to accom-
cult problems and even die. Can you maintain peace of plish eternal happiness. And I also try to main-
mind under any situation in your life?" tain eternal peace of mind now. I hope all of you will
He said, “Oh, not really. No. I'm not ready for maintain your eternal peace of mind throughout the
Theme: The Past
Rev. Rodney Yano, Associate Minister,
New Year’s Day, January 1, 2011
Happy New Year! I’ve been assigned to reflect completely lost.
about the past year. Throughout the past year, I have He took a hike on New Year’s day, and
been getting a lot of reminders of the power of appre- imagined falling into a ravine. He suddenly received
ciation. During Thanksgiving last year, Rev. Kawa- a message in his heart, it said, “Until you learn to
hatsu, lent me an article about how the words “thank be grateful for the things you have, you will not re-
you” had changed a person’s life. As many of you ceive the things you want.” It was this time that
know, Rev. Kawahatsu is a.k.a. Mr. Thank you. The John had an idea; everyday find one person to write
article is called, Two Simple Words: How the power of a thank you note to.
"Thank-You" Changed My Life. By John Krowlick. You The first letter he wrote went to his son,
can find the audio on the website below. http:// whom he had been disconnected from for some
www.airsla.org/broadcasts/Readers_Digest101126_1.mp3 time now. In response to John’s letter, the son
The article was about a former lawyer, who wanted to meet with him for lunch. During this
had lost nearly everything, going through a divorce, meeting his son talked about how his life is going
and he had to support three mortgages of his home, and simply catching up, but near the end of their
his son’s and his ex wife’s. He lived in a tiny apart- lunch, his son handed him an envelope with money
ment, was being sued by his client’s ex, had no time to repay him.
nor money to enjoy life, near the end of the road and
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He wrote another letter to his other son, and ized that I was not doing the same, and that I have-
again they reconnected and his son also unexpect- n’t been following up with people that I should be CHURCH NEWS! Photos by Rev. Rodney Yano
edly repaid his loans to him. thanking. It was a huge realization for me. I started
He started writing letters to plant the seeds to think about the things that I should be thankful Weddings – Congratulations to the Newlyweds! Mrs. Kintarou & Nao Seto, was held at the Japa-
of appreciation everywhere he could think of. By for that I had been taking for granted, simple things 10/10 –Andrea Luk and Kenneth Kinoshita nese-American Cemetery in Colma. Rev. Joanne
doing so he realized how many people he had ne- such as my health, family, friends, school, church, said their “I do’s” at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s Tolosa presided over the services with over 25
glected. John then thought of his landlord, a mis- my relationships, and so many more. 40th floor sky deck, presided by Rev. Joanne family members in attendance.
judged man, who went out of his way to help fix a The part in the center of the “Tenchi Kaki- Tolosa. Normally, around 5 pm the wind picks up. 11/20/10 - Our Cub Scout Pack 58 collected
leaky toilet with a crew of plumbers. So he wrote a tsuke prayer, Konko faith’s core teaching, “Kami’s Amazingly, Divine Parent Kami allowed it to be a 500 food items from the congregation for the an-
thank you letter telling him that that was the best blessings begin within, hearts grateful and caring, in calm, gorgeous day. nual Scout Food Drive to benefit the local Food
sleep he had ever had. The next week he saw a harmony and joy.” was interesting because al- 10/16 – Revs. Tolosa, Kawahatsu & Yano offi- Bank. A sincere “Thank you!” to all who donated –
letter in his door saying that he had died soon after, though John was not a Konko member, he realized ciated the church wedding ceremony for Lorrie from Pack 58. A heartfelt “Thank you” to Mrs.
from liver cancer. John was glad to have given him that through sincere appreciation, a lot of blessings Wesa and Takuya Tsutsui. Takuya is the son of Pauline Akashi for coordinating this community
a letter of appreciation before he died. can be realized. He was practicing the message of Mrs. Irene Sugai & Mr. Masafumi Tsutsui. The service project.
John had a great relationship with his young the “Tenchi Kakitsuke prayer” in his life. joyful reception followed, in the social hall. 11/21/10 – We held a festive Ikigami Konko Daijin
daughter, and so he left a “thank you” note one day The message of the Tenchi Kakitsuke is universal. It is with sadness that we share the passing of Grand Ceremony, with Rev. Roderick Hashimoto
next to her bed. She kept this special letter on her The power of “Appreciation” and “Thank Mrs. Kimiko Izumi, 89, on 10/2. We extend our (KC Vancouver Head Minister & Chief Administrative
nightstand with her special rocks and coins. you” has helped tremendously in my relationships deepest condolences to Mr. Keijiro Izumi, who was Minister of the Konko Churches of North America)
After having written so many thank you let- with people, conflicts are usually resolved, and married to Kimiko for 62 wonderful years. as our bilingual guest speaker, guest ministers
ters, he realized the importance of life and never there’s this peace of mind. 10/9 – Congratulations to Rev. Rodney Yano Revs. Haruko & Byron Ishiwata (San Jose),
questioned if life was worth living again. He paid So, I hope that we can all take some of this who took the People’s Choice 2nd place prize at the Revs. Masaru & Hiroko Okazaki (Fresno), and
attention to life and didn’t want to miss a beat. appreciative thinking, walk with it, and see what 8th Annual Japanese American Religious Federation’s Rev. Hideko Oya (Sacramento), local church min-
When I think about the “thank you” letters doors it can open for you. It works for me. (JARF) Curry Cook-off. Many church members came isters and believers totaling over 100 in attendance.
he sent to everyone he could possibly thank, I real- to support Rodney Sensei and sample all the curry We were also pleased to have Kira Daley-Ayabe
dishes. Several walked out with multiple raffle prizes and Kira Fukuda offer the Sacred Dance (kibimai).
in hand! Thank you everyone, for making it a joyful and
New York Faith Gatherings: 10/17 – Congratulations to San Francisco Fukuoka meaningful celebration.
A Report by Mr. Nobusuke Fukuda Kenjin Kai’s President – Mr. Eiji Ayabe and mem- 12/12/10 - About 25 people, including Scouts and
bers, upon their 60th Anniversary Celebration at the their parents, bowled at the 5th Annual Bowling
A Konko Faith service was held on 23 October 2010 in tive Office in Japan, and believers in Japan, with the goal to Palace Hotel. Sixteen dignitaries from Fukuoka came Tournament, at Classic Lanes in Daly City. We all
Manhattan, New York City with Rev. Joanne Tolosa officiat- provide funds for propagation and outreach services in
for this special event, including Fukuoka Prefecture’s had a great time. Thank you, Rodney Sensei and
ing. There is a history to Konko Faith activities in New York North America.
City and it began over 20 years ago A key believer in New York for these
Lieutenant Governor Etsuko Ebii. The new Con- Pauline Akashi for arranging this event. Congratu-
with the initial thrust being provided by recent services has been Coordinator sul General from Japan, Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, also lations to the winners of the bowling tournament!
Rev. Kiyoshi Hata, former Head Minis- Saomi Okamoto, who is a minister’s gave a congratulatory speech at the luncheon. Rev. They were Cub Scouts:
ter of the Konko Church of Tokyo. Be- assistant at the Konko Church of Mito, Tolosa gave the invocation and Mr. Alan Matsui 1st place Brandon Yee - 95 points
lievers at his Church were being sta- whose parent church in Japan is the recorded the event. It was truly an enjoyable, festive 2nd place Brandon Wong - 87 points
tioned in New York City through their Konko Church of Tokyo. Since March event. 3rd place James Akashi - 85 points.
business companies and he thought 2010, she has been holding monthly 10/21-23 – Rev. Tolosa flew to New York to meet 12/19/10 – Following the Yearend Purification &
that these services would help them faith study group meetings which also with New York area Konko believers individually, as Appreciation Ceremony at the church, the 1st-Year
and their families maintain and develop provides a social and support group, couples and families, on Thursday and Friday. On Memorial Service for the late Mrs. Kay Yoshioka
their Konko faith. especially for believers who might feel
Saturday she officiated the New York Faith Gathering was officiated by Rev. Joanne Tolosa at the Eden
For the first 18 years it was Rev. isolated.
Takao Kishii, Head Minister of the The others who attended this service
Fall Prayer Service and facilitated the faith discussion Japanese Community Center in San Leandro, CA.
Konko Church of Toronto who provided on 23 October were: Michiko Terasaki, meeting, which took place near Union Square. We Mr. Kunio Yoshioka, Kay’s husband, and over 40
the ministerial services and leadership formerly of the Konko Church of Kana- were pleased to welcome first-timers to our gather- relatives and friends came to pay their respects.
by holding 4-6 services a year. It was not an easy function gawa, Kentaro Ishiyama, of the Konko Church of Nakano, ing, Nobusuke & Fumi Fukuda, Mizuho & 12/26/10 – Mochitsuki (sweet
having to travel round trip by car or bus. Eventually, as Aiko (Nishikawa) Kodera, of the Konko Church of Maibara, Sayaka Watabiki, and our regular attendees, Mi- rice pounding event) again we
time passed, Rev. Masaru Hata, who succeeded his father Mizuho and Sayaka Watabiki of the Shiba Church in Tokyo chiko Terasaki, Kentarou Ishiyama and Aiko finished in just 4 hours, same
as Head Minister at the Konko Church of Tokyo, requested and Nobusuke & Fumi Fukuda of the Konko Church of San Nishikawa. Thank you, Saomi Okamoto, our New as last year. Thank you, every-
that this function be picked up by Rev Richard Grange, Francisco (see photo). York area Faith Gathering coordinator, for making all one, for all your help in making
which he did for two more years, holding services there It appears to the writer of this article that when Konko the arrangements, as well as conducting the the mochi (rice cakes) to offer
three times a year. Then Rev Joanne Tolosa became re- Church believers move to other locations, including from
monthly/semi-monthly faith study group meetings to our Divine Parent, at church
sponsible for this function since the Fall of 2008. Japan, that sometimes they do not transfer their affiliation
The funding for these services was at first provided by to the Konko Church of that location but maintain their loy-
since March of this year! and in our homes to express
the Konko Church of Tokyo. However, in recent years it has alty and affiliation with their home church. This New York 11/13/10 –50th Day Memorial Service for the late our appreciation for last year’s
been shared with the Konko Church of San Francisco. This City venture may be of some assistance in dealing with our Mrs. Haruko Kumagai and her burial service, to- blessings and continued aware-
portion comes from income from Yatsunami Housing which very transient society. gether with her eldest daughter Hisako, and trans- ness of blessings we receive in the new year.
had its start with financial help from the Konko Administra- fer of her parents urns from the columbarium, Mr. &