BWA News – July 2023

Chicken Teriyaki Fundraiser

BWA made otsukemono for the Chicken Teriyaki Fundraiser held in June.  We had a fantastic group of workers.

World Buddhist Women’s Convention

In May, several BWA members, spouses and Rev Mukojima attended the 17th World Buddhist Women’s Convention in Kyoto Japan at the Kyoto International Conference Center.  In addition, they visited the Nishi Hongwanji and attended the Joint Celebration of the 850th Anniversary of Shinran Shonin’s Birth and the 800th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Jodo Shinshu Teaching.

Other highlights of the trip were visiting Sensei’s family temple in Obama, as well as the Otani Hombyo, Kurobe Gorge, Eshi no Sato Museum (gravesite for Eshinniko), sake tasting and Tokyo.

Obon Festival & Bazaar

BWA will be making the otsukemono for MVBT Obon Festival & Bazaar.  We will be preparing it on Thursday, July 13. from 8 am to 1 pm.  And, packing of the it will be on Friday, July 14, from 9 am to noon.

Next Meeting

There will not be a BWA meeting in July and August.  The next meeting will be in September.

In Gassho,

Reiko Murakami

BWA President