Monday, September 09, 2013

A picture, taken around 1970, of an LDS group in Amagasaki, Japan

The man far left in front is an LDS translator from Hong Kong. I am the third from right in front; beside me is my wife and daughter. I was the first branch president of this small LDS congregation in Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan. The picture was taken on 2nd floor of a building near Tsukaguchi station of Hankyu railway which we rented. Look at those smiling faces and the atmosphere they reflect! Very lively and we may assume they are enjoying the religion, Mormonism.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Aquapia, a small park near my house

MEMO0021, originally uploaded by njflickrspace.

This is a small park affixed to "Aquapia," a little reference library of animals and plants in Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan. I volunteer to take weeds out a few times a week. It is my favorite place to take a walk.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chinese Bible

Chinese Bible, originally uploaded by Wesley Fryer.

I am now doing some research work on the Bible translations in China. It is a very interesting theme to me. Hopefully I plan to complete it before the end of the year and publish it as a digital book (paper).

Friday, February 08, 2013

Kodomo-no Shiro, "Children's Castle"

I will give a talk on my book, "How should Mormonism be viewed? A Third View" at Kodomo-no Shiro, Tokyo, on Feb. 16, 13:00-15:00. Mis Machiko Takayama will also talk at the occastion. Anyone is welcome!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Jesus in Gethsemane

Jesus in Gethsemane, originally uploaded by njflickrspace.

This is my favorite drawing of Jesus in Gethsemane as I saw it when I was a boy in my parents' house in Nishinomiya, Japan. It was embroidered on a cloth base. More magnificent, solemn, and impressive than those produced later by other artists. Very unfortunate that I could not show this picture to my lds Sunday School class today in Takatsuki, Osaka.