Men's Association

Men's Association members at Horyuji temple in Nara.
Men's Association members at Horyuji temple in Nara.

In age, occupation, and interests, this is the most diverse group. Its members include university professors, factory workers, family business proprietors, corporate executives, farmers, civil servants, craftsmen, cooks, and company employees. Many of them also belong to the young adults' group. They meet twice a year on a Sunday or national holiday for lectures, discussions, and presentation of testimonials.

The focus is on Mokichi Okada's teaching, but because it covers so much, the discussion often extends to current social, political, and economic issues, as well as modern science and technology. The medical nemesis and ecology are topics of particular concern.

Once a year, the Men's Association holds a buffet after the evening session. This occasion, when everyone can relax with food and drink, is a time for members to learn more about each other. The singing and informal skits afterward never fail to reveal the less serious side of their personality.

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