May 11 to June 7, 2023.
I have reunited with friends from many years ago.
Here are some of the photos.
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Some of the parishioners at Kasai Catholic Church, the Augustinian parish in Tokyo.
Prayer Groups friends from 30 years ago: Kyoko and Shinsuke
The Ordination of Fr. Atsushi Kuwahara, OSA
was the reason I chose this time to come to Japan.
Heron and Turtle at Dazaifu Tenmangu in Fukuoka
With Mr and Mrs Motohashi and Ms. Manago
at Dazaifu Tenmangu in Fukuoka
With Fr. Imada and the Secular Augustinians
at Shiroyama Church - the Augustinian parish in Nagasaki
Rev & Mrs Jack and Cathy Garrott
fellow missionaries in Nagasaki - friends for 40 years.
Rev Senge Takamasa - Chief priest of Izumo Grand Shrine in Shimane Prefecture
Two of my new Shigin friends in Tokyo:
Keisei Sensei and fellow American Shigin student, Justin Bingham
Shigin friends from my Gakufukai - where I first learned Shigin in Nagasaki
Rev Fujii Masanori - until his recent retirement, the Chief priest of
Saikoji Buddhist Temple in Nagasaki - a friend since the 1980s.
Roof feature from Izumo Grand Shrine
With fellow Augustinian friars at Kasai Church in Tokyo
Brother Ide, Liam, Fr. Shibata, Fr. Charlie
Fr. Michael Hilden, OSA and Liam - May 2023 in Fukuoka
Fr. Michael Hilden, OSA and Liam - May 1975 in Tokyo