Hachinohe 40th and 50th

On 29 November 2008, the Hachinohe Branch celebrated 40 years since its founding as a 'dendo-sho.' This picture was provided by Murakami Kyodai, Aomori District President.  A lucky inclusion in the group picture is Kubota Koji Kyodai (front row, center left), who was an early pioneering leader in Hachinohe. Sadly, he passed away just a few months later, in April 2009.


On September 22, 2018, a similar celebration was held commemorating 50 years. The pictures and article below were posted on the mission's Facebook newsroom.

青森地方部の八戸支部で、9月22日(土)に「伝道50周年を祝う親睦会」が開催されました。

1968年(昭和43年)に最初の宣教師が赴任し、八戸市での伝道が開始されてから50年という節目を祝いました。八戸支部の会員と八戸支部にゆかりある方々が集まり、たくさんの思い出が紹介され、多くの貴重な写真から八戸支部の歴史を知る素晴らしい会でした。翌日の八戸支部大会にも多くの方々が遠方より出席され旧交を温める機会となりました。

Hachinohe Branch (Aomori district) held a celebration to mark the '50th anniversary of missionary work' there. The event commemorated the first missionaries transferred there in 1968. People associated with the members of hachinohe branch and many memories were introduced. It was a great meeting to get to know the history of hachinohe branch from many precious photos. On the following day, many people were present at the hachinohe branch competition, and it was an opportunity to warm up our friendship.