2015年04月28日

Now we have our donation box for the Philippines typhoon relief activity at the World Heritage Toji Temple in Kyoto!

Article posted on the blog on the 4th of August, 2014.

Maupay nga kulop! ("Good Day!" in the Waray-Waray language)
This is Okada, from Capoocan, Leyte, the Philippines.... no, actually, from Kyoto, Japan.

It is our pleasure to inform you that our donation box has been placed at Jiki-do Hall of To-ji Temple in Kyoto (officially known as Kyo-o-gokoku-ji Temple, the head temple of the Shingon sect), thanks to the generosity extended by Chief Abbot Shuhen Sunahara, who has been supporting NICCO for long periods of time.

Since December 2013, we have been working in Leyte to rehabilitate damaged houses and school buildings, with great support from supporters like you, NGO Japan Platform, Hitachi Transport System, Ltd, and citizens of the Hyogo Prefecture. Yet, we are still in great need of funding to further our relief efforts.

Now a year and a half have passed since the Typhoon Haiyan disaster, however, approx. 2,000 households in Capoocan are still forced to live in damaged houses, and more than 20 schools have no choice but to conduct classes at damaged school buildings.

We, NICCO, are eager to help rebuild as many houses and schools as possible. If you are willing to assist our activities, please stop by at To-ji Temple, about 15 minute walk from JR Kyoto Station, for donation.

In addition, we are looking for those who can let us place our donation boxes to assist NICCO’s fund raising efforts. If you are interested, please contact us at:

Telephone: +81-(0)75-241-0681 (Kyoto Head Office)
E-mail: info@kyoto-nicco.org

To give a donation for the Philippines typhoon relief activity, our website is also available:
http://www.kyoto-nicco.org/project/support/presentation/20140319.html


*About To-ji Temple*
To-ji Temple was registered as the World Heritage in 1994, as part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. It has historic buildings such as the 5-story pagoda, which is 57 meters high and among the tallest in Japan, and also has national treasures such as Go-dai-myo-oh Buddhist statues.
http://www.toji.or.jp/

Jiki-do Hall is located at the center of the To-ji premise, and free to enter anytime. On the 21st day of each month, a flea market called "Ko-bo-ichi" is convened, and at Jiki-do there is an event called "Osuna-fumi", a ritual to restage the pilgrimage at the 88 temples in Shikoku. Sutra transcribing is also available at Jiki-do.
http://www.toji.or.jp/jikido.shtml


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