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Report on Aug 25, 2002

Report on Sunday, August 23

The day of the Second Ceremony of Love and Thanks to Water happened to be Sunday, August 25, 2002. So, we decided to send our Love and Thanks to all the water on Earth on the preceding Friday, Aug 23 in a room of our company by making a circle with hand in hand through a guided meditation.

Simultaneously, we sent out our energy of Love and Thanks, transcending the frame of 3-dimensional time and space, to the place of the Ceremony for the Repose of the Soul, that was going to be held on August 25, at the vacant lot in Yoshino, Nara Prefecture, Japan, where Niu Kawakami Jinjya Kamisha Shrine used to be, praying for the success of the Ceremony. The photo below shows this meditation. President of our company, Masaru Emoto, and some other employees were not here because they had participated in the "Five Colored Races' Festival" at the Heidate Jingu Shrine on August 23 and in the "Water and Hemp Festival" in Kumamoto on the following day.

We placed a crystal ball of rose quartz that symbolizes unconditional love as well as a paper cup of water on the table. I brought to the Ceremony for the Repose of the Soul on August 25 a mixture of this water containing our prayer and the water that received our Love and Thanks to Water on July 25 at the Goishi Kaigan seashore, Niigata Prefecture, and at the Tenjin Festival on the River Yodogawa, Osaka Prefecture.

Report on Sunday, August 25

So now here is the report on August 25. The Secretary-General, Yasuyuki Nemoto, left Tokyo taking the Shinkansen early morning, changed the train to the Kintetsu Railway at Kyoto and got off at Yamato-Kamiichi, where I took a local bus and got off at "Yumori-Onsen Suginoyu". There was a great hotel near the bus stop, from where it was only several minute walk to the place of the Ceremony.

With Mr. O, whom I got acquainted with in the bus, we went to visit the new Niu Kawakami Jinjya Kamisha Shrine that had been newly built at a higher place on the mountain slope. The photo below shows the one I took on the way to the Shrine looking down the vacant lot. What you will see as an open space with light reddish brown ground in the center of the photo is the vacant lot.

The vacant lot is situated on the inner side of a curve of the winding River Yoshino. You might not feel it so much from this photo, but I felt that it is really a power spot that is drawing water and chi energy from the surrounding pyramid-shaped mountains.

You will see a concrete wall on the right of the photo. The water surface will be probably coming up to this level when the dam is filled with water. You see very well that the vacant lot will be under the water completely then.

The photo below shows a magnified image. The ground is uneven, and you will know this is the site of excavation. It may be not easy to recognize, but there are two long red flags raised on the ground and between them, a Himorogi (Divine Altar in Shintoism) has been built.

You will see a tent near the center of the vacant lot, but can you see a stage built near it? The stage is built on stumps of large Divine Trees.

This is the new Niu Kawakami Jinjya Kamisya Shrine that moved to an upper place. The God worshipped here is called "Taka Okami No Ohokami". It is said that this God is in charge of the circulation of all the water on the planet Earth.

From the precincts of this shrine, you could look down the Yoshino River and the vacant lot on its bank.

Now, the first part of the Ceremony is beginning to open. The MC was Mine Nogami. At the beginning, Jin Tatsumura, a famous movie director of "Gaia Symphony", gave an opening address. According to him, the construction of the Ohtaki Dam had been decided when tens of young people of the village's fire fighting team were killed by a mudslide caused by the Isewan Typhoon.

I found from the search on the Internet that the Isewan Typhoon went over the Tokai area through the Kii Peninsula (Niu Kawakami Jinjya is located in this peninsula) on Semptember 26, 1959, and more than 5,000 people were killed or disappeared. It apprears that a flow of energy originated from the event more than 40 years ago is manifesting now as a phenomenon in this world.

Takanori Hirata, Chief Priest of Niu Kawakami Jinjya Kamisya Shrine, is reciting a Shinto ritual prayer.

Around a fill with a Sakaki tree (another Divine Tree) planted, many bottles of divine/famous waters sent from various places inside and outside of Japan had been arranged. I think more than 200 different waters were gathered together.

It was a day of extreme heat, and the work of the Priest was very hard. He called all the names of the sender and place of the waters that had been sent here. It was really a blessing.

After that, three maidens in the service of the Shrine dedicated a ritual dance to the God.

And then, representatives of the Kawakami village and the people of the Executive Committee offered a branch of a sacred tree to the God. The first part of the Shinto ritual came to an end successfully.

Then, a concert that was dedicated to the God had started on the stage. There were reading of poems by Emi Tsutsumi, playing a flute by Ineseimi, song and performance of a guitar by Naoko Kondo, a ritual dancing by Midori Miyazaki, reading by MADOKA, talks by Mitsuzane Shiokoji and Hansai Kikko, singing a solo soprano by Chie Matsui, playing a Noh flute by Hiroshi Usui, Amami Mai dancing by Tsurusuga Hanayagi and ritual performance by Daichiboshin Pachamama.

It was very clear that the vibration of the site had been changing rapidly.

The second Part "Prayer" of the Ceremony began by lighting candles that had been placed by a candle artist Junji Koizumi.

The first candle was lit by Masaji Kawano, who, living at the center of Hiroshima city when he was very young, had been atom-bombed at close range on August 6, 1945.

With so many beautiful candles, it looks as if a world of fantasy appreared before us.

When you were close to the site, you were not able to see the bigger picture. But, when you went up to the new Niu Kawakami Jinjya Shrine at an upper place and looked down to the site, you could recognize a very beautiful spiral lined with these candles.

After a Noh dancing "Tennyo No Mai" by Makoto Sakurama, the Konparu school, very ancient traditional Hanitsuchi ritual started. This ritual was lead by Mitsuzane Shionokoji, and the stone flute was played by Kazuya Yokozawa. The following photo shows the part of dedication of ringing an Isuzu (a special bell with three small bells combined). Ringing an Isuzu passionately, Suzue Miuchi is performing the Ceremony for the Repose of the Soul inside the Himorogi.

After several performances of playing ocarina by Keizo Nogami, shamanic dancing by Yukie Hirota and offering the spirit of sounds by Kazuya Nagaya, all of us shouted "Iyasaka" (a Japanese word meaning everlasting happiness and prosperity) three times to pray for the peace and great harmony of the world.

At the end of the Ceremony, we did "Prayer to Water". We sprinkled the sacred waters to various part of the vacant lot with our sincere gratitude.

In Japanese, we say that "Ka" (= fire) and "Mi" (= water) are combined to make "Kami" (= god). This divine ceremony was really the one to symbolize this saying.

We are very much grateful to the people who did a ceremony of Love and Thanks to water on August 25 in Japan and all over the world and who sent their energy of Love and Thanks to the Ceremony for the Repose of the Soul at the vacant lot in Yoshino, Nara Prefecture, Japan, where Niu Kawakami Jinjya Kamisha Shrine used to be. Thank you very much.

And in this Ceremony, they helped us to deliver our flyer on the Project of Love and Thanks to Water to each of the participants. We would like to express our deep gratitude to Suzue Miuchi and many other persons concerned.

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