The Tsunami And The Cherry Blossom

Dear Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, I hope this message finds you well. Now that Summer is here, we’ve got a special broadcast event to put on your radar. HBO will soon be kicking off their Documentary Summer Series. We are proud to share that the Oscar(r)-nominated film (Best Documentary Short Subject), The Tsunami And The …read more

A Brief Report on Volunteer Activities in Japan, August 2011

A Brief Report on Volunteer Activities in Japan, August 2011

The Tohoku Disaster Volunteer Center is located at the Sendai Betsuin. Volunteer activities begin with a brief orientation at 5:00p.m. which includes a tour of the facilities. Classrooms for the now unused pre-school serve as the sleeping quarters. Because the Volunteer Center is a converted pre-school, all the furniture and accommodations are too small. There …read more