World Religious Council

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Performed 5 times in Parliament of the World’s Religions

Talk of World Religious Council

Today I came back from the World Religious Council. It was decided that you will be invited to this meeting suddenly by receiving Spring contact this spring. The story at that time is written in the 46 th.

The religious council is a non-governmental organization (NGO), a symposium aimed at helping representatives from various religions from all over the world come to dialogue and cooperate for peace. It is held once every four years, and this host city was Toronto, Canada.

More than 200 religious representatives from all over the world gathered, almost all religions are participating, only Japanese Shintoism is not present, and I suddenly called for reasons

I have been studying Shinto for the whol eof my life, but I have not done anything as a priestess yet. The theme that I was asked to talk at the religious conference this time was the involvement of Shinto and Buddhism in Japan. About the relationship between Buddhism and Shinto after Prince Shotoku. Buddhism and Shinto coexist in Japan for over 1500 years, so we decided to talk about how long it continues and how long it has been. (This is called Shinto-Buddhism study, also written in the 48th)

flew to Toronto for this. This time we sent you the marijuana (Ohmusa) we use for payment from Tianhe Shrine, we made a costume of the women from the Heian period princess and brought it. This is a very similar expensive costumes to wear at the wedding ceremony, it is expensive to start where we make silk thread with silkworm and weave cloth. It is an almost insane process.

The main event discussion with Mr. Nakagaki of Jodo Shin Buddha in the form of a dialogue and the other is about time for me to talk with one person ” ANother talk was About how to help people suffer” The third was Shinto-style purification of the people

Around 10,000 people participated in the opening where Dalai Lama’s message etc. are introduced, and it started in a very wide place. After that, every day, the contents are divided into about 20 rooms and various contents progress at the same time. I participated for the first time, but I was surprised at a very big place. Surprisingly Sikhism, we all had participants feast lunch. The meeting was held for one week.

November 3 was scheduled to talk with Mr. Nakagaki and me, but

Mr. Nakagaki’s sister passed away and suddenly he returned to Tokyo. I have become one, but I talked hard, talked about hard, Shinto’s history, the beginning of Japan, the story that everyone does not know, I added the myth of Kojiki also so listen carefully to everyone I got it. Actually, since my family education was a Shintoism, I entered the primary school of Shintoism and I was taught the history of Japanese for a long time ago

However, the resident forces came and the school was closed, all the books of history had been burned down, and it is said that there is no such thing as Amaterasu Ogami, Sun God of Japan. as it is supposed to be a story of Japanese history so far It was changed, the history of Japan was changed. Anyway, this session was a great success with me alone. It seems that everyone heard about Shinto in Japan for the first time.

In addition to the lecture given to me, Mr. Nakagaki had to cover three contents which I was in charge of, and I appeared 5 times. Since I had no time to prepare these things, I talked hard about what IMPROVISED I came up with from the knowledge I now know.

Anyway, more than 10,000 people gathered together are doing important work of religious relations, meeting people. People I meet are wonderful people, I talked about Shinto every time I meet. Everyone knew the word Shinto, but it was my first time to hear the story of Shintoism. It seems that he was very interested and a lot of people gathered to me.

Shinto not known in the world

I now understand that Shinto is not known yet in the worldy. To appreciate nature and respect, accept nature, it is the first important thing in Japan’s Shinto to feel that things in nature are sensible, worshiped, accepted and accepted that there is a greater existence than me . And it is Shinto to understand others. I think this is a way of making the world peaceful. I would like to continue to talk about Shinto’s way of thinking if there is opportunity for everyone.

I am very encouraged to think that we are going to participate this time and think that so many people (over 10,000 people) are praying for peace from all over the world. How honorable it was to announce it there. With gratitiude, I pray.

Originally published as Vol. 49 in Weekly Biz, August 23, 2018; translated by Jim Luce.

See: Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura Column in Japan’s Weekly Biz



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Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura
Dr. Kazuko was born into a distinguished old family in Kyoto, Japan, and graduated from Toho conservatory of Music in Tokyo. In 1961 she came to U.S. as a pianist sponsored by the Boston Symphony. She studied at Boston University, New York University, and received her Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine from New York State University and the International Academy of Education in Tokyo. From 1968 to 1992, she promoted cultural exchanges from East to West and vice versa, and became a world famous impresario, producing 2,000 events each year all over the world encompassing over 140 countries. In this connection, in 1972, she went to Dharamsala to find the lost Tibetan Folk Opera, and met His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with whom she remains a lifelong friend. In 1973 and 1991 she arranged and funded personally the tours of the Folk Opera of Tibet to the West. She has received many medals and honors from different countries. Her tireless life long work in Philanthropic field is vast and well known ranging from Save the Beacon Theater, Save the Boat People, Help the Homeless, natural disasters of earthquakes and tsunamis, as well as relief to AIDS and HIV positive children in Africa. She has been a dedicated Board Member to both the J. Luce Foundation and Orphans International for years. Her work focuses on the Tibetan people; Tibetan children remain especially strong in her heart. She raised fund for the new academic building for Manjushree Orphanage in Tawang, India and supported many aspects of the school. See HuffPo pieces entitled Japanese Holistic Healer in NYC to Build School for Tibetan Orphans in India, A Japanese Dinner with Raul Castro’s Daughter, and NYC Gala in Support of Tibetan Orphans Set for January.

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