10 Nov 2018 Reunion Fukuoka

Teruya Jidai (1974-1977) 2018 Fukuoka Reunion Planned for Saturday, 10 November 2018

Our RM brothers and sisters living in Japan are holding a reunion Saturday, 10 November 2018, to be held at the Fukuoka Ward, which is located a few blocks from the Fukuoka Temple. As in the past for reunions held in Japan, a Temple session is also an option. Below are details. This may be your chance to travel back to Japan, see some dodes and friends, and check that off your bucket list! If you have (dode or friend) contact information, you should reach out to them yourself!  If you plan to attend or have any questions, please contact Ichikawa Akira directly through our Site. (English is ok.), or Contact Us.

Admin Note: I'm assuming that Fukuoka was chosen due to the fact that: 1) Tokyo Temple is closed through 2020, and 2) a great number of Teruya RMs are from Kyushu; Fukuoka is much closer for travel for them.

仙台伝道部照屋時代の帰還宣教師の皆様 Dear all Sendai Mission Teurya Era RMs:
How's it going, everyone?
We had a great time at our last reunion held in conjuction with Sapporo Temple dedication
We've planned our next reunion as outlined below
Time: Saturday, 10 November 2018
4:30-8:30PM -ish
Place: Fukuoka Ward
Cost (includes dinner): 2,000 yen (international guests are free/exempt, 1,000 yen for family members > 2)
Dress: tbd (assume business casual)
Address: 〒810-0022 Fukuoka-ken, Fukuoka-shi, Chūō-ku, Yakuin, 4 Chome−10−7
(for those who wish to attend) Fukuoka Temple endowment session schedule
(Saturday (10th)): 7:40, 9:10, 10:40, 12:10, 13:40
(for those who wish to attend) Sacrament meeting on Sunday (11th) at Fukuoka Ward -10AM
Please help us spread the word and RSVP before 30 September so we can plan food quantities. 
We're looking forward to seeing everyone!
Organizers: Iwanaga Haruyuki, Ohyama Nakakatsu, Ichikawa Akira
宿泊: Accomodations:




なお、福岡市内で何か大きなイベントがあるらしく、市内のビジネスホテルが軒並みいっぱいになっています。お世話役の人は7月初めごろにBooking.com 経由で古門戸 コモンド - ホステル & バー という空いているホステルを押さえました。

(7/13) A limited number of temple housing slots have opened up for 10 Nov. Please contact us immediately if you're interested.

Bro./ Sis. Shiki (Ishibashi Choro) are offering their home for accomodating up to around 10 people. If those spots fill up, they can clean up another room for 4 more people. Estimated cost is 3,400 yen, to allow for futon rental and trip to "super sentou" public bath.

If demand exceeds 14, a ward member has offered "home stay" accomodations.

We understand there must be some big event in Fukuoka the same weekend, so hotel rooms are mostly full. Accordingly, homestay may be the best option. 

If you need assistance, contact Ichikawa Akira directly through our Site or Contact Us .

Planning to attend  (as of 26 Jul 2018) 出席名簿 (7月26日現在)(ABC側):

Dalton (McQuarrie) Marilee
Fuji 藤 Kazutaka 和隆
Furuhara 古原  Isao 勲
Fukuyama 福山 Kenji 健二
Ichikawa 市川 Akira 明
Inouye (Takasaki) Ann
Ishibashi (Shiki) 石橋(志喜) Teruo 良雄
Ito (Fujisaki) 井藤(藤崎) Toshiko 敏子
Iwanaga岩永 Haruyuki晴幸
Kanemoto (Nagahama) 金本(長浜) Junko 順子
Kato加藤 Kiyoko喜代子
Kawakami (Tsuchida)川上(土田) Fukikoふき子
Kido城戸 Michiko美千子
Kimura木村 Yoriko頼子
Mizunoya (Shitami)水野谷(志民)  Sachiko幸子
Ogaard Todd
Ooishi (Takeda)大石(武田) Tamako玉子
Oono大野 Toshiro敏郎
Ooyama大山 Nakakatsu中勝
Senba仙波 Harumichi晴道
Shiki志喜 Toshiko敏子
Suzuki (Yuasa)鈴木(湯浅) Tomiko富子
Takashima高嶋  Toshiro俊郎
Tashiro (Sasaki)田代(佐々木) Satsukiさつき
Yamazaki山崎 Tsukasa司
Yoshimura吉村 Nobuyuki信之
"Maybe"  for Fukuoka Reunion (will decide closer to date):
Nagano b  Inagaki (Taneda) s
Taguchi b Fukunaga b

Too Expensive? November is relatively inexpensive for airfare from the US in my experience, especially from LAX. Here are some round trip fares as of 14 Aug on Delta (the fares have been fluctuating by ~$400  for SLC-TYO in recent weeks):

LAX-TYO $847 - 868 RT
SLC-TYO $1056 - 1494 RT
SLC-LAX $166 - 247 RT

Admin Note: Since I can travel with only a carry-on, I saved a bunch of money when I booked, by booking two separate round-trip tickets: Tokyo-LAX, then a separate round-trip SLC-LAX, so for total of only about $1,100, I saved almost $400 over booking on one ticket (when it raised to $1494). (Delta adjusts these prices all the time-raised them slightly recently-still a big savings.) I'm flying in/out of Haneda and adding a JR Rail Pass (7 days of unlimited travel for ~$275), so I can travel freely to Tohoku or wherever on bullet trains before/after reunion. See the Japan Travel Tips section or contact me directly using the 'contact us' link if you have questions about travel.

Travel within Fukuoka? Fukuoka Ward meetinghouse is about 15 minutes walk from the Temple, or 5 minutes by car/taxi.  From the JR Hakata station, the main eki in Fukuoka, the Ward is about 15 minutes by car/taxi, and the Temple is about 20 minutes. Map  Fukuoka has subways, and a 20-30 minute ride is possible from the station to the meetinghouse, but such a ride requires transfers and walking between stations--a taxi is recommended.