*The above is a translation of Part 75 of the series “Senjin no sokuseki” (Footsteps of Our Predecessors) from the March 2009 (No. 483) issue of Taimō, pp. 34–35. This translation is a preliminary one and thus may require further revision.
Part 75: The Tears of a Grand Church Head Minister
Japan’s defeat in World War II forced Keijo Daikyokai to abandon its property and building in Korea in November 1945, but its ministers still had not come to a decision on a place fitting enough to call its new home. Even as Kuraji Kashiwagi spent day and night engaged in o-tasuke, he still had the task of restoring Keijo to its former glory on his mind.