Bishop Ely: Tweets from Japan

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.

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Great welcome dinner last night in Hiroshima, w/4 bishops & members of Resurrection Church, Hiroshima. #EpiscopalVT

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Now at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. #EpiscopalVT

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Touring the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. #EpiscopalVT

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More pictures from out visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park. #EpiscopalVT

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 More pictures from our visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park. #EpiscopalVT

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 September 25th, 2014

Many groups of children learning about the past at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park. #EpiscopalVT

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Very emotional day @ Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. To stand in this place & contemplate its meaning is powerful.

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Night views of Tokyo tower. We’re in Tokyo tonight after 4 hour ride on fast speed train from Hiroshima. #EpiscopalVT

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 Lovely reception & dinner tonight at St. Alban’s Church, Tokyo, with Bishops of Tokyo & Yokohama. #episcopalvt

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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

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Large Wooden gate entrance to Meiji Shinto Shrine. 100,000 trees planted to create this forest in Tokyo. #episcopalvt

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A wedding at the Meiji Shinto Shrine. Yes, I asked permission! #episcopalvt

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It is a subway this morning to Meiji-Shrine. Famous Shinto Shrine in Japan. #EpiscopalVT

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 St. Andrew’s Church at Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP) founded by Paul Rusch. #EpiscopalVT

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Delicious dinner & warm welcome @ KEEP. A beautiful place & ministry in the mountains. Feels like home! #episcopalVT

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View of Mt. Fuji from KEEP. #EpiscopalVT

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 Afternoon stroll at Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Gardens, Tokyo. #beautiful #episcopalvt

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Tokyo at night from the Tokyo Tower. #episcopalVT

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Terrific lounge at Narita airport. Heading back to Taiwan for another week, after a quick but good visit in Japan.

Watch the Bishop’s blog for updates from his trip back to Taiwan!

 

 

 

 

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