May 18, 2012

TPG Excursion to Suitengu Shrine

A few TPG members headed to Suitengu Shrine to pray for an easy birth. Members followed all the rituals of washing, tossing in a few coins into the collection, ringing the bell and praying.

Some members purchased amulets to keep with them or place in their hospital bags to ensure a safe birth.  Since dogs are thought to have an easy labor, the shine features a dog statue with her puppy. Everyone was sure to give the mother dog a rub.  It was a fun afternoon! 

Suitengu Shrine
2-4-1 Nihonbashi-kakigaracho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Open daily 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

May 4, 2012

TPG Dinner at Ivy Place

TPG members and their partners met for dinner at Ivy Place in Daikanyama. The turn-out was great with eighteen members and partners attending. It was wonderful to get to know some of our members who are working full-time and unable to attend our Thursday meetings. We will definitely plan another evening or weekend event very soon.