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Greetings
Ikigami Konko Daijin Grand Ceremony and 10th Anniversary Celebration
November 3, 2019


Hello, Everyone!

In greeting you today my heart is filled with gratitude at the awesome sight of seeing so many people who have come so very far to support & encourage us. We welcome 9 guests coming from Japan. Then joining us for today's celebration are ministers & believers from Canada, and the West Coast of the USA. There are also young believers from other states; and of course, many friends and believers from the Chicago area. All have generously taken time from their busy schedules to attend this celebration today. Thank you, each & every one so very, very much!

What a golden opportunity we have this year to deepen our faith. There's our 10th Anniversary, and the celebration of the 160th Anniversary of our founder's Divine Call. And there is also the 25th Memorial Anniversary for my mentor, Rev. Soichiro Otsubo, the founding minister of KC Airaku – where I trained under his guidance for nearly 20 years.

The last time I saw my parent minister in the USA, Rev. Nobuharu Uzunoe, he had asked what I would wish for this celebration & how I would celebrate it. He also added that it would not be good to just have a festival.

So, first I would like to extend my appreciation to everyone who has helped me deepen my faith and supported me while I served Kami & people in Chicago. It was the Revs. Nobuharu & Michie Uzunoe who invited me to be an associate minister at KC Portland. Thanks to their prayers & great guidance I am now serving Kami & people here in Chicago.

Even so, more than that, I would like to express my gratitude to my parents & for the faith they had. Their faith has led me to be who I am today. That is why I had an earnest desire to publish a book about my parents' faith – both in English & Japanese. It is the commemorative publication for this 10th anniversary celebration. To my parents' honor & to my great joy, today all three their children gather here in this celebration.

The title of this booklet is "All is Divine Love."

Let me quote from the introduction:
"Konkokyo is celebrating the 160th Anniversary of The Divine Call all over the world this year 2019. We cannot help but feel the Founder's earnest wish, as he has stated, he is 'aspiring for blessings to embrace the world with this faith.'"

The year before his passing our Founder received the following revelation:
"No one is aware of the blessings of Heaven & Earth which enable people to live. Kami shall have people become aware of the blessings of Heaven & Earth by having Konko Daijin be born throughout the world in every country where the sun shines, without exception."

What are the blessings of Heaven & Earth? It is to know that everything that happens is Kami's sacred doing; it is to realize that 'All is Divine Love.' My father, Michinori Takeuchi, throughout his lifetime sought to find the contents of 'All is Divine Love,' and then he had practiced his beautiful way of faith in accordance with that content. The faith of my father & mother has greatly influenced who I am today. And, there is no way I can express enough my deep appreciation to them.

Their faith has been presented in English at the 2014 KCNA Conference in Toronto for the Spirituality Bridge. And in Japanese, it was shared during the 10th Memorial Anniversary of my father last year.

The Konko Church of Chicago is celebrating an anniversary of 10 years in this Konkokyo commemorative year. I wanted to introduce my parents' faith to the world with this commemorative publication that we now offer to Kami. There is one for each family. I hope all of you would get deep insights into how my father had sought for the true way of Konko with all his heart.

As you have just heard from my sister, Emiko Otsubo, she can now live her life without a barrier between this world & the next world by pursuing in her daily life "All is Divine Love."

I know she loved her husband, Rev. Mitsuaki Otsubo, so much. Even so, she has never felt lonely after he passed away last year at age 68. That is because she has realized his presence so close through each & every happening in her daily life. That is what amazes me the most. That has drastically changed my view of 'Life & Death.'

Our founder taught us, "Because humans are born through the blessings of Kami, they must also die with the blessings of Kami. Therefore, if a child's birth is a happy event, then death is a much happier event since one becomes a kami under Konko Daijin's guidance." Now I believe in this statement with strong conviction.

Each time I offer prayer, not just in front of the altar but in my heart at any place or at any time, I primarily recite this prayer:

"This unworthy self that I am, prays through our Founder's divine virtue & his mediation, so please, Tenchi Kane No Kami, listen to my prayers. May I respect each & every happening as Kami's sacred doing gracefully, brightly and thankfully like our Founder & Rev. Soichiro Otsubo did. While welcoming the 10th Anniversary let me develop such unbreakable peace & joy in my heart so the true way of Konko will spread to the whole world."

I hope you all feel as I do, that something of great importance for our lives has taken place today by sharing together this once-in-a-lifetime ceremony.

I thank you for attending and being a part of this anniversary.




English Translation of Mrs. Emiko Otsubo's speech
Ikigami Konko Daijin Grand Ceremony and 10th Anniversary Celebration
November 3, 2019


Congratulations on commemorating the 10th year anniversary of the Konko Church of Chicago. My name is Emiko Otsubo from the Airaku Church in Fukuoka, Japan. I am the sister of Reverend Masanori Takeuchi, the head minister of the Chicago Church.

Originally, my late husband, Reverend Mitsuaki Otsubo planned to be here today, however, he passed away last June at the age of 68. Despite his diagnosis of stomach cancer, Mitsuaki sensei accepted it as a condition that was bestowed by Kami not as cancer or a disease.

Mitsuaki sensei and I were married for forty-three years. He was a person with a big heart who enjoyed entertaining people. Since we had a good marriage, I thought I would be heart broken and filled with sorrow after his passing, however I am in good health and at peace. I believe the blessings of this faith has brought such peace to my heart.

Together, we practiced to keep a peaceful and joyful heart or waga kokoro depicted in "The divine favor depends upon one's own peaceful & joyful heart" of the Tenchi Kakitsuke, the Divine Reminder. Today, I would like to share the blessings we received as we practiced developing our heart (waga kokoro) as well as my own faith experience.

My connection to Konkokyo

I am third generation Konkokyo. My grandparents were both introduced to Konkokyo around the same time. My grandfather was in China and my grandmother was in Japan. My father, who was second generation, was saved by Konkosama when he became seriously ill as a student. He studied this faith and tirelessly searched for a minister throughout Japan who would teach him the true way of the faith.

My father had three beliefs that described true faith. First, Kami's workings were energetic and dynamic. Second, the teachings are explained and made understandable by the ministers and third, the teachings show progression and growth every day.

When my father first met the founder of the Airaku church, Reverend Soichiro Otsubo, he felt Reverend Otsubo would be the one to fulfill these beliefs which motivated my father to deepen his faith under his guidance. I began assisting with the Boys and Girls Association when I started attending the church. This is where I met Rev. Soichiro Otsubo's second son and leader of the association, Rev. Mitsuaki Otsubo, who I later married and had four children together.

Dirty cup

The members of the church were training to obtain the heart of the earth and the heart of silent acceptance like that of the earth. The 50th teaching of our founder's Gorikai states "Practicing faith in everyday life is important. Rich soil will be productive without fertilization and so it is with faith." No matter how unclean things are, the earth will calmly preserve their nutrients and create rich soil to produce crops.

If there was something inconvenient, I tried to accept the situation as Kami's workings by keeping an open heart instead of showing negativity. This mindset would have helped develop my heart, however, there were times when I just endured a situation because I was too occupied with raising my children.

As the 30th year anniversary of Airaku church approached, approximately one hundred people helped with its renovation every day and ate meals together. Some of them stayed there overnight. In the morning when I was the first person in the kitchen, I saw two large buckets filled with unwashed dishes from the previous night. The slippers were scattered and faced different directions. I washed the dishes everyday complaining internally "If everyone washed their own dishes after they eat and drink, they would not accumulate like this."

One morning I suddenly thought "If my heart is cleansed by washing each cup and plate, I will happily wash the dishes instead of complaining." I have also happily arranged the slippers.

Since then, I have enjoyed washing dishes thinking it was all right to have three or even four buckets of unwashed dishes. As time passed, the dishes were reduced in one bucket, then ten days later there were only four or five unwashed dishes. The slippers were also arranged nicely.

Kami is amazing. When I accepted the need to change my heart, Kami showed me these positive changes resulting in divine blessings. I realized that even the function of a dirty cup is part of Kami's workings.

We can nurture our hearts every day through daily activities. Rather than complaining about the things that I do not like, I try to understand that Kami is working to nurture my heart. As I happily accept a situation, it brings a peace of mind and my heart is filled with joy. These situations bring opportunities toward developing a waga kokoro heart.

Business card incident

Reverend Takeuchi began propagating the Konko faith in Chicago twenty-two years ago. Twelve years ago, I came to Chicago for the first time to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Konko Propagation Hall of Chicago. When my trip was decided, someone told me that I will need a business card. I was advised to add my first name to the business card that my husband used in Brazil. Mitsuaki sensei called the following story the "business card incident."

Three days before our trip to Chicago in 2007, Mitsuaki sensei said "Emiko, I think I gave you the business cards." After I replied "Hmm, I did not receive them", he removed his neatly packed items from his suitcase to search for them, however he did not see them. "Emiko, can you check your suitcase?" he asked. I also took everything out with no sign of the business cards. "That is strange" he said, "Oh, but it might be in the smaller bag that you are taking, would you mind checking it?" As I checked the bag, I asserted "I do not think it will be there. I did not receive them." Eventually, I found them in the inner pocket. Although I said I found them, I felt so guilty towards him. When he saw the embarrassed expression on my face, he gave me a hug.

At that moment, I was wrapped in waga kokoro, embraced in a heart of warmth and compassion. I did not receive any criticism, but was just accepted with a big heart. Waga kokoro was an amazing quality. I wanted to have a heart like this. As he hugged me, he said "When we go to Chicago, things like this will happen often. Since they are Kami's workings, let's be grateful and happily accept them." Therefore, we were both very grateful during the trip.

Incident of Shinpei

Our founder, Konko Daijin, received the following revelation, "Everything that happens is Kami's sacred doing." Rev. Otsubo taught us, "The process of life is Kami's workings and all is Divine Love," which is similar in meaning to the founder's revelation. Now, I would like to share a story in which my husband and I believed everything that occurred was the result of Kami's doings

My daughter who was about to give birth to her second child, came home to the church with Shinpei, her first born child. He was four years-old. We only raised four daughters, so for the first time, we learned that boys can be mischievous. He was quite disobedient. He would run around the sofa and would even run around the worship hall without sitting still for a second. I wondered about the things that could happen, however I decided to accept it as Kami's sacred doing. I quickly took him to the hallway and said "Let's play here." He must have been frustrated because he said "stupid Ba- ba-." I immediately said "Thank you. Ba-ba likes stupid." After repeating that a few times, Shinpei stopped calling me stupid. Perhaps he thought it was boring that ba-ba- did not get angry.

Mitsuaki sensei gave Shinpei a bath in the evening where he was also causing trouble. Shinpei threw the soap in the bathtub, removed the water stopper, and each time Mitsuaki sensei said "thank you, thank you" while playing with him.

After one month, he was still running around as usual. He never sat quietly in front of the altar, until the day he was going home. He sat in the front row to offer the Tenchi Kakitsuke, the divine reminder. I was so thankful, I thought Kami gave us a reward.

Since then Shinpei became a 4th grader. While visiting the church, Mitsuaki sensei took a bath with him. During this time, he told Mitsuaki sensei that he was happy he did not get scolded when he was little, despite causing trouble in the bathtub. Mitsuaki sensei was very glad to hear this.

Now, Shinpei is a first year high school student. He has become a calm older brother who takes care of his younger siblings as well as other small children and helps with church duties.

Just like in this situation, we have been training to accept daily occurrences with a grateful heart.

Respecting Cancer

Three years ago, Mitsuaki sensei was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. Although we were presented with this information, we did not think of cancer as an illness, but were able to accept it as cancer that Kami bestowed upon us, therefore we had no worries. Mitsuaki sensei showed respect for his bestowed condition.

When he was hospitalized, he changed his clothes and prayed in his bed every morning, afternoon, and evening. He prayed especially hard in the morning for all of the doctors, nurses, and for successful treatments. Furthermore, he prayed for the recovery of over one thousand patients in the hospital.

There was a nurse whose strength was not giving injections. She had difficulty putting the needle in causing many pokes to the skin. "I'm sorry Mr. Otsubo" she said. "It's all right. You can practice on me so you can get better at it" said Mitsuaki sensei. The truth is, he was actually terrified of needles and would nearly faint just by hearing that word.

He could not have surgery and every time he felt pain, a chill, or his feet got swollen, he would not reveal his tough condition, but instead would say "I am ok, I am ok." He did not get angry, complain, or blame others or situations relating to his illness. He continuously worked towards developing an accepting heart with gratitude.

The assets left by Mitsuaki sensei

After Mitsuaki sensei passed away, his four daughters and grandchildren were filled with sadness. However, after a year and a half since his passing, we all knew he was by our side and we felt his protection.

For example, he has a granddaughter in Okayama named Hiyori who is in second grade. Around the time he passed away, Hiyori's teacher went on maternity leave and her substitute teacher's name was Mitsuaki. "Ji-ji- is always watching over me" she said happily.

Furthermore, I felt he was watching over me when I was asked to speak at the Kameari Church in Tokyo. While feeling nervous and worried, I arrived at Kameari station where I saw a poster. On the poster, I saw the number 68 with the message "Will support you on a normal day" written underneath. Mitsuaki sensei passed away at age 68 on June 8th last year, so I felt he was with me that day. Just like in this situation, we feel connected to him all the time.

The assets Mitsuaki sensei left for our family is waga kokoro, the love and joy in our hearts. Because of these assets, I am well and have received a peace of mind. Because of these assets, if sadness is rated at 100, my gratefulness is at 200 or 300. He not only left the waga kokoro assets for me, but for our four daughters, who have started to change their way of faith as they aspire to develop their waga kokoro like their father. I wish to continue to seek peace and joy in my heart as I embrace the course of daily life.




Mrs. Emiko Otsubo's speech
Ikigami Konko Daijin Grand Ceremony and 10th Anniversary Celebration
November 3, 2019


本日は、シカゴ教会開教10年祭おめでとうございます。
   私は日本の福岡県にあります金光教合楽教会の大坪恵美子といいます。シカゴ教会、竹内正教先生の妹になります。

今日のお話は、本当は私の主人の大坪光昭先生がさせて頂く予定でした。でも去年の6月8日に68歳で亡くなりました。病名は胃癌でしたが、光昭先生は癌という病気ではなく癌という神様の御都合、神様のお差し向けと頂かれました。

光昭先生とは結婚してから43年間ずっと一緒でした。人を楽しませることが好きな、心の大きな先生でした。夫婦仲もよかったので、光昭先生が亡くなったら、私は悲しくて辛くなると思っていましたが、今、こんなに元気で心の助かりを頂いています。それは、このお道の信心のおかげだと思います。

私達夫婦は天地書附に「おかげは和賀心にあり」と教えておられます、和らぎ賀こぶ和賀心に取り組んできました。
   今日は、私の信心、そして光昭先生と共に取り組んできた和賀心、その和賀心によって頂いている心の助かりのお話をさせて頂きます。


金光教とのご縁

私の信心は三代目です。祖父が中国で、祖母が日本で同じ時期に金光教と出会いました。
   私の父は二代目で学生の時に大病をさせて頂きましたが、金光様のおかげで、無い命を助けて頂きました。父は金光教の勉強をし、真の信心を教えてくださる先生を日本全国まわってでも探し求め続けていました。
父の思っている真の信心とは
一つ「神様のお働きが生き生きとしていること」
二つ「先生の元で教えが解かれていること」
三つ「その教えが日々に進展していること」
でした。

そして合楽教会の初代、大坪総一郎親先生に初めてお会いした時、「この三つをかなえてくださる先生はこの人だ」と思い、合楽教会の初代の元で信心の稽古をさせて頂くようになりました。
   私も合楽教会に参拝させて頂くようになり、少年少女会のお手伝いをさせて頂きました。その頃、少年少女会のリーダーをしていた初代親先生の次男である大坪光昭先生と結婚させて頂き4人の子供を頂きました。


汚れたコップ

その当時、教会では土の心、黙って治める心に取り組んでいました。教典の御理解五十節に「とかく信心は地を肥やせ。地が肥えておればひとりでに物ができるようなもの」とありますが、大地はどんなに汚いものでも黙って受けてそれを滋養にし、土を豊かにして作物を作ります

自分にとって都合の悪いことでも、その事柄に対して不足を言うのではなく、「私を育てて下さる神様の働き」と頂いて、心を大きく豊かにしていけば、私の心が和賀心にならせて頂くという取り組みでしたが、子育てで精一杯で、ただただ、ぐうぐうこらえているだけでした。

合楽教会の開教30年祭の時、教会の改築があり100人くらいの人がみんなで一緒に食事をすることになりました。朝一番に台所に行くと、前の日の夜から朝にかけてお茶を飲んだり食べたりした洗い物が、こんなに大きなかご2つ山積みになっていました。スリッパもあっちこちに向いていました。私は「みんな一人一人が飲んだり食べたりしたものを洗っておけば、こんなに沢山はたまらないのに」と不平に思いながら毎日洗っていました。

ある日の朝、ふと「ああ、このコップひとつ、茶碗ひとつ洗うことで、私の心が綺麗になるなら、不平不足を言わず、楽しく洗わせて頂こう」と思い、本当に楽しく洗わせて頂きました。スリッパも楽しく揃えさせて頂きました。

それからは、この2つのかごが、3つになっても4つになってもいい、と思うようになり、楽しく洗わせて頂きました。そうしていくうちに、その2つの大きなかごが、1つに減り、10日ぐらい経つと洗い物が4,5個になっていました。スリッパもいつの間にか揃うようになりました。

神様ってすごいですね。こちらが心を改めよう、美しくなろうと頂いたら、こういう手応え見せて下さるんですね。だから、この汚いコップ一つの働きも神様のお働きと実感しました。
   毎日、生活の中で心を育てることができる。私にとって嫌なこと、苦手なことでも、不平不足を言わず、神様が私の心を育てるために働いてくださっていると感じながら、楽しく、その事を受けてくうちに、私の心は和らいでくるし喜びいっぱいになる。和賀心に近づかせて頂く。そういう取り組みをさせて頂くようになりました。


名刺事件

そして13年前、正教先生がシカゴ布教10年祭をさせて頂きたいという事で、シカゴに初めて来ました。

シカゴに行くと決まった時に、ある方がアメリカに行くなら名刺を持って行ったほうがいいよと言われ、光昭先生が前にブラジルに行かれた時の名刺が残っていたので、それを持って行くことにして、「奥さんは大坪光昭の下に恵美子と書き足せばいいよ」と言われ、そうすることにしました。
   この事を光昭先生は「名刺事件」と名づけられました。

出発の3日ほど前に「恵美子さん、僕、名刺渡したよね」と言われ、私はもらってないと思っていたので「ううん、もらってないよ」と言いました。すると、光昭先生はスーツケースに綺麗に準備していたものを全部出して見られました。けれども、なかったので「恵美子さん、僕のスーツケース全部見たけど、なかったから恵美子さんのも見てくれん?」と言われました。「うん、わかった」と言いながら、「私もスーツケースに綺麗にしまっていたものを全部取り出して見たけどなかった」と言うと「おかしかね。あ、そうそう、恵美子さん、もう一つ小さなバッグを持って行くやろ。もしかしたら、そこに入ってるかもしれんけん、それも見てくれるかな」と言われたものの「ないと思う。もらっとらんけん、入っとらんけん」と断言しながら、小さいバッグを開けたら、その内ポケットに名刺が入っていました。
   私は「あった」と言ったものの申し訳ないやら、私がないと言い切ったプライドがあり、気まずい思いをしている顔を見て、光昭先生は、私をばっと抱いてくれました。

私はその時、和賀心に包まれたと思いました。なんと暖かい、私の言葉を責めるわけでもなく、大きな心で受け止めて下さいました。
「和賀心ってすごいなあ」と思いました。私もこんな心になりたいと思いました。そして、光昭先生は私を抱きながら「恵美子さん、シカゴに行く時はこんなことが沢山あると思う。でも、それもこれも神様がなさっていることだから、有り難く楽しく頂いていこうね」と言われました。だから本当に有難いシカゴ行きをさせて頂きました。


信平君事件

教祖様は、「何事もみな、神様のお差し向け」と御理解されてあります。それを大坪総一郎先生は「成り行きは神様の働き、一切が神愛」と教えて下さいました。

ここからは、何事も神様の働きとして頂くという事に私達夫婦が取り組んできた事の一つのお話しをさせて頂きます。

娘が2番目の子供を出産するので長男を連れて帰ってきました。
信平君といいます。4歳でした。
   私たちは娘4人しか育ててないので、男の子がこんなに悪いのかということを知りました。本当に悪かったんです。部屋のソファーを駆けずり回り、御広前に行っても一分一秒じっとしていなくて走っていました。
   「どうなるんだろう。でも、この事も神様の御差し向けとして、受けさせて頂こう」と腹を決めました。お広前で走っているのをさっと抱いて廊下に連れてきて「ここで遊ぼう」と言いました。そしたら悔しかったのか「ばーばのばか」と言いました。私はすぐに「ありがとう。ばーばは、ばか大好きだから」と言えました。
そのことを何回か繰り返していくうちに、信平君は私にバカと言わなくなりました。ばーばは怒らないからつまらないと思ったんでしょう。

光昭先生は光昭先生で夕方お風呂に入れてくれました。そしたら信平君はお風呂の中でもいたずらをしたそうです。石鹸を湯船の中に投げたり、お風呂の栓を抜いたり、その度に光昭先生は「ありがとう、ありがとう」と言って楽しく遊んでくれたそうです。

1ヶ月が経ち、すぐにいい子になるわけでもなく、相変わらず走り回っていました。いよいよ帰る日に御広前に行くと、御広前の一番前に座って、今まで御広前で一分一秒、座ったことがなかったのに、座って「天地書附」を奉体して帰りました。
   私は有り難く、神様がご褒美を下さったと思いました。。
   それから信平君が4年生になって、合楽に来て光昭先生とお風呂に入った時に「じーじ、僕が小さい時お風呂でイタズラしたろう?でもじーじは、ありがとう、ありがとうと言って僕を怒らなかったよね。僕は嬉しかった。」と言ったそうです。光昭先生は大変喜ばれました。

今は、その信平君も高校1年生。弟たちや小さい子供の面倒をよく見てくれて、教会のお手伝いもするとてもいいお兄ちゃん、おとなしいお兄ちゃんになっています。

こういうように、日々に起きてくる成り行きは神様の働きとして、それを有り難く頂く稽古をさせて頂いてきました。


癌様

そういう中で3年前、光昭先生が癌と診断されました。。
ステージ4でした。そう言われたのですが、光昭先生も私も癌という病気ではなく、癌という神様が下さったお働きと頂くことができ、不安はありませんでした。
   光昭先生は癌様と言っておられました。

入院している時には、朝、昼、夜の御祈念はベッドの中で、朝は特に、病院の先生、看護師のこと、医療ミスがないように、千人くらい入院している方の病気平癒を毎日祈っておられました。

注射が苦手な看護師さんが、毎日針が入らず「大坪さんごめんね」と言いながら何回も刺されるけど「いいよ、いいよ僕を実験台にすれば上手になるよ」と言っておられました。でも本当は注射は大の苦手で注射と聞いただけで気を失うような人だったんです。

癌の手術はできなかったので、体がきつかったり寒気がしたり足が像のように腫れたりしても、一言も「痛いきつい辛い」とは言われず、「大丈夫、大丈夫」とばかり言われました。

癌によって人や事柄を責めたり、愚痴を言ったり腹を立てたりせず、大きく豊かで何でも受け入れられる心、和賀心を育てていかれました。


光明先生が残された財産

4人の娘達や孫達も、光昭先生が亡なって大変悲しみました。けれど光昭先生が亡くなって一年間半、いつも光昭先生が側にいて、見守ってくれている実感をそれぞれが頂いています。

例えば、岡山にいる孫に日和ちゃんという子がいます。
   今は小学校2年生です。光昭先生が亡くなった頃、学校の担任の先生が産休に入られ、代わりに来られた先生の名前が「みつあき」だったそうです。
   「じーじがずっと見守ってくれているね」と喜んで話してくれたそうです。

また、私が東京の亀有教会の御大祭で講師の御用をした時のことです。初めての講師の御用で不安や緊張の中、亀有駅に着くと、改札口に大きなポスターが貼ってありました。そこには68という数字が書かれていて、その下に「なんでもない日を支えています」と書かれていました。光昭先生は6月8日に68歳で亡くなりましたので、「光昭先生が一緒に来てくれている」と感じました。

こういうように、日々の生活の中で起きてくることの中に、光昭先生を感じることが出来ます。

光昭先生が私たち家族に残してくださった財産は和賀心です。
   この財産があるから、私はこんなに元気でいられるし、安心のおかげを頂いています。
   この財産がのおかげで、悲しみが100なら、有難い気持ちは200、300です。

光昭先生が残された和賀心財産を私だけでなく、4人の娘達も、お父さんみたいな和賀心を育てたいと、それぞれが自立した信心に変わってきています。本当にありがたいと思います。

これからも日々の家業の中で、成り行きの中で和賀心を求めていきたいと願っております。





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