The Konko Church of Chicago Celebrated its 5th Anniversary
• The Konko church of Chicago celebrated
its 5th anniversary and the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder
of Konko Kyo on November 2 at the Doubletree Hotel in Arlington Heights.
• Konkokyo is one of the three major new religions that sprouted in late Edo period. A farmer of Bichu (now Okayama) named Bunji Akazawa started receiving prophecies from God in 1858. He founded Konkokyo the following year, and by 1868 came to be titled as “living god Konko.” It is said that he saved many from the pain of illness and woes before his death in 1883.
• At the ceremony, more than 20 ministers
and believers from Japan, Canada, the U.S. West and East Coasts, and other
states were attended. Friends and community members from the Chicago area
also attended it.
• More than 20 ministers and believers
from Japan, Canada, the U.S. West and East Coasts, and other states were
attended the ceremony.