Bicentenary preparations around Japan
Bicentenary celebrations in Japan, now under way, follow many months of preparations that have inspired creative endeavors around the country. A group in Utsunomiya penned wishes for their own lives and the progress of society, including the Báb’s inspiring Words, on origami paper. In Hachioji, families met for prayers and a clean-up project in the nearby forest. And at many joyful gatherings, people are telling stories of the life of the Báb and reflecting on His message of spiritual renewal.