Following the meeting of the House of Bishops in Taipei, Bishop Ely and Ann traveled to Japan as part of a 5-day trip sponsored by the Anglican Church of Japan. Below are updates and photos he shared via Twitter, including his visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Tokyo, the Meiji Shrine, and Kiyosato Education Experiment Project (KEEP). Follow Bishop Ely any time on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/bishopvt10.
September 24th, 2014
11 hour travel day from Taipei to Hiroshima: Bus, plane, two trains & a taxi! Here now & looking forward to Japan.
Great welcome dinner last night in Hiroshima, w/4 bishops & members of Resurrection Church, Hiroshima. #EpiscopalVT
Now at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. #EpiscopalVT
Touring the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. #EpiscopalVT
More pictures from out visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park. #EpiscopalVT
More pictures from our visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park. #EpiscopalVT
September 25th, 2014
Many groups of children learning about the past at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park. #EpiscopalVT
Very emotional day @ Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. To stand in this place & contemplate its meaning is powerful.
Night views of Tokyo tower. We’re in Tokyo tonight after 4 hour ride on fast speed train from Hiroshima. #EpiscopalVT
Lovely reception & dinner tonight at St. Alban’s Church, Tokyo, with Bishops of Tokyo & Yokohama. #episcopalvt
September 26th, 2014
It is a subway this morning to Meiji-Shrine. Famous Shinto Shrine in Japan. episcopalvt
Pictures from Meiji Shinto Shrine. Sacred rice wine. #episcopalvt
Large Wooden gate entrance to Meiji Shinto Shrine. 100,000 trees planted to create this forest in Tokyo. #episcopalvt
A wedding at the Meiji Shinto Shrine. Yes, I asked permission! #episcopalvt
It is a subway this morning to Meiji-Shrine. Famous Shinto Shrine in Japan. #EpiscopalVT
St. Andrew’s Church at Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP) founded by Paul Rusch. #EpiscopalVT
Delicious dinner & warm welcome @ KEEP. A beautiful place & ministry in the mountains. Feels like home! #episcopalVT
View of Mt. Fuji from KEEP. #EpiscopalVT
Afternoon stroll at Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Gardens, Tokyo. #beautiful #episcopalvt
Tokyo at night from the Tokyo Tower. #episcopalVT
Watch the Bishop’s blog for updates from his trip back to Taiwan!