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  • Thank you for taking care

    May 23, 2024 by Rev. Masato Kawahatsu, Nichi Bei News

    御 (O or on) means “respect or honor.” 世話 (Sewa) means “taking care or help.” The first character represents many generations or many years. The left side of the second […] READ MORE

  • Seeing the truth through a hopeless situation

    February 1, 2024 by Rev. Masato Kawahatsu, Nichi Bei News

    失望 (Shitsubo) means “hopeless.” The first character represents a bird flying away, never to return. The second character’s left side represents an eye. The top portion of the right side […] READ MORE

  • Appreciating silent things

    January 4, 2024 by Rev. Masato Kawahatsu, Nichi Bei News

    無言 (Mugon) means “silent.” The first character’s bottom lines represent fire flames and the lines above symbolize a house and a new life. The house burns and becomes ashes, but […] READ MORE

  • Show your appreciation by your actions

    January 1, 2024 by Rev. Masato Kawahatsu, Nichi Bei News

    お礼 (Orei) means “appreciation.” The left side of this character represents an altar and the right side represents a person who is bowing. 実践 (Jisen) means “take action.” The first […] READ MORE

  • I have my present personality because of my habits

    September 14, 2023 by Rev. Masato Kawahatsu, Nichi Bei News

    "Shukan de imano watakushiga aru" is written in kanji in black paint on paper.

    習慣 (Shukan) means “habit.” The top portion of the first character represents a small bird and the lines below represent a mouth. The left side of the second character represents […] READ MORE

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    Appreciate everything

    July 20, 2023 by Rev. Masato Kawahatsu, Nichi Bei News

    全 (Subete) means “everything.” The top lines of this character represent a mountain and the lines below represent a round marble. Together, it symbolizes a completely polished marble. 礼 (Rei) […] READ MORE

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    Have the courage to grow older

    June 8, 2023 by Rev. Masato Kawahatsu, Nichi Bei News

    老 (Oiru) means “to be old.” This character represents an old person holding a stick. 勇気 (Yuki) means “courage.” The first character’s top strokes indicate a nail and wood and […] READ MORE

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    Appreciating whatever comes our way

    April 27, 2023 by Rev. Masato Kawahatsu, Nichi Bei News

    何事 (Nanigoto) means “whatever.” The first character’s left side represents a person and the right side represents carrying something. The second character’s bottom lines represent a hand and the top […] READ MORE

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    Life is full of turmoil

    March 2, 2023 by Rev. Masato Kawahatsu, Nichi Bei News

    波乱 (Haran) means “turmoil.” The left side of the first character represents water and the right side represents wrinkled leather. The second character’s left section represents a pin cushion and […] READ MORE

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    Live in the moment, live in the now

    February 16, 2023 by Rev. Masato Kawahatsu, Nichi Bei News

    今 (Ima) means “now.” The top lines of this character represent a gathering of people and the bottom line symbolizes the continuation of this gathering. 一 (Ichi) means “one.” This […] READ MORE