Along with Obon, the equinox is a special time to honor our ancestors in gratitude for all that we have been given.
If you would like to honor your ancestors with prayers at this service, you may request a toba memorial tablet be prepared. The toba can honor an individual or an ancestral family (Senzo Daidai). A minister will read the tobas during the service so that the congregation can offer prayers and spiritual energies with our departed loved ones.
Please share the following information to request a toba:
The Flower That I Am
The life of the cherry tree
Makes cherry blossoms bloom.
The life of the pear tree
Makes pear blossoms bloom.
Each tree does not err
In making its blossoms bloom.
My life makes
The flower that I am bloom.
Different from persons A and B,
It makes the flower that I am bloom.