The 30-Year Anniversary Service of Kyoshu-sama’s late father, Mihomaro Okada, took place on August 11 in front of the ancestral shrine at the Su no Hikari Headquarters altar room. In attendance was Kyoshu-sama, his wife Mayumi-okusama and Masaaki-sama. Also attending the service was Rev. Narii, President of Su no Hikari Kyodan, Rev. Shirasawa, President of Izunome Group as well as executive directors and staff members.
Mihomaro Okada was born on December 2, 1923 as Meishu-sama’s second son. At 13 years of age, he was encouraged by Meishu-sama to study drawing and painting and continued his education at the Tama Art University. After graduating, he studied under Japanese master painters such as Kawai Gyokudo and Order of Culture recipient Yukihiko Yasuda. In 1948, at the young age of 25, he was selected for the first time to Nihon Bijutsuin’s Inten (fine arts exhibition). After that too, he achieved selection year after year, devoting his entire life to painting.
Last month on July 28, the Three-Year Anniversary Service of Meishu-sama’s fourth son Kunihiro Okada took place and this time, too, the 30-Year Anniversary Service of Mihomaro Okada – surviving relatives of the Okada family continue to pray for them at Atami’s Su no Hikari Kyodan Headquaters ancestral shrine.
Before, members of the Okada family attended anniversary and other services that took place in Hakone. But since the following, wiretapping and secretly filming/photographing of Meishu-sama’s family by the illegitimate Board of Executive Directors of Sekai Kyusei Kyo was uncovered, members of the Okada family unanimously refused to participate in anniversary and other services held by those people, and continue to pray at the Su no Hikari Kyodan’s ancestral shrine.
At Su no Hikari Kyodan, the anniversary services of Meishu-sama’s family members take place on the day of passing and together with the surviving relatives, memorial services are held in a proper manner.