our earlier blog post to learn more about the history of this celebration).
The Reverend Daiun Iba (photo above) of Cincinnati Buddhist Vihara led the celebration with a chant and prayer
for peace, after which he taught us about the basics of Buddhism.
In the group photo above are (L to R) Karen and Justin Kluemper and their two sons, Shoko Konuma, Setsuko
LeCroix, Kaz Konuma, Rev. Iba, Mai Kinman, Betsy Sato, Helen Rindsberg and Kazuya Sato. Steve Rindsberg is
hiding on the other side of the camera.
Following the celebration, we reconvened at Aoi Japanese Restaurant at Newport on the Levee for a delicious
dinner and conversation.
Would you like to join us next time? Put the date on your calendar now: July 9, 2011. We'll have details on our
web site, http://www.cincinnati-gifu.org
See you there!