About the Grand Renovation

As an indispensable construction for God’s Divine Program, Meishu-sama built Shinsen-kyo as a prototype of paradise on earth in Gora of Hakone, a land designated by God. Then, he disclosed an idea of “building a main temple” at Komyo-dai, the spiritual center of the world.

In greeting the new era of Reiwa in Japan, together with its umbrella organization, Sekai Kyusei Kyo, Toho-no-Hikari has started a full-scale effort to be united with the heart of the Meishu-sama behind the construction of Hakone. That is to advance toward the construction of Komyo Kaikan starting from the restoration of Shinsen-kyo prototype and the construction of the Sorei-den (tentative name for the ancestral hall).

We sincerely ask for your understanding and support.

Renovation project of each facility in Shinsen-kyo

As for Shinsen-kyo, in seeking the appearance of a prototype of paradise on earth that suits Meishu-sama’s heart, we will proceed with the construction to restore it to the original appearance that was directly constructed and completed by Meishu-sama.

With regards to Nikko-den, it has been repaired repeatedly since its original construction in 1949 and its expansion in 1951. However, its major roof, which is the Japanese Kokera shake roof, has been deteriorated over time and has been severely damaged by strong typhoons.
 
As for Sangetsu-an tea house, 70 years have passed since it was built in 1950, and many parts of it have been damaged over time. In particular, the 2015 swarm earthquakes of Hakone damaged the walls and foundations, and the strong typhoon caused damage to the its Kokera shake roof and the thatched roof and walls.
 
In order to repair these parts, we have set up a covered house for the construction work and preparing various materials and planning its procedure followed by the actual repair works.

Renovation project of each facility in Shinsen-kyo

■Outline of Construction
Repair work of Sangetsu-an tea house and Nikko-den roof
By Sekai Kyusei Kyo, religious corporation
■Construction Period
Sangetsu-an tea house: Until October 2022 (estimate)
Nikko-den:Until August 2022 (estimate)
■Main Works
【April】
For repairing the roof of Nikko-den, its material (Akita cedar) will be prepared.
【May】
For repairing the roof of Sangetsu-an tea house:
Its existing roofing (cypress bark and Kokera shake roofing) will be removed and a part of thatched roof will be removed.
For repairing the roof of Nikko-den:
Kokera shake roof materials will be prepared, investigate the site and plan its appropriate repairing procedure including preparing its blue print.
【June】
For repairing the roof of Sangetsu-an tea house:
Its existing roofing (cypress bark and Kokera shake roofing) will be removed and a part of thatched roof will be removed.
For repairing the outside wall of Sangetsu-an tea house:
Its existing outside earthen walls will be removed and investigated.
For repairing the roof of Nikko-den:
Preparing Kokera shake roof materials, on-site research, lay out its repairing plan and create its blue print.
【July】
For repairing the roof of Sangetsu-an tea house:
Its existing cypress bark roofing will be removed.
For repairing the outside wall of Sangetsu-an tea house:
Its existing outside earthen walls will be removed and investigated.
For repairing the roof of Nikko-den:
Preparing Kokera shake roof materials, on-site research, lay out its repairing plan and create its blue print.
【August】
For repairing the roof of Sangetsu-an tea house:
Preparing the base material of the roofing and its damaged parts will be repaired.
For repairing the tea garden bench:
Its roof and pillars will be manufactured and assembled.
For repairing the outside wall of Sangetsu-an tea house:
Its existing outside earthen walls will be removed and investigated.
For repairing the roof of Nikko-den:
Preparing Kokera shake roof materials, on-site research, lay out its repairing plan and create its blue print.
【September】
For repairing the roof of Sangetsu-an tea house:
Repair the damaged base material of the roofing. Start laying Kokera shake roof.
For repairing the small room of Sangetsu-an tea house:
Remove the inside earthen walls and investigates its condition.
For repairing the tea garden bench:
Its bamboo lath and mud-wall will be repaired, dried and fostered.
For repairing the outside wall of Sangetsu-an tea house:
Materials for its eave will be manufactured and replaced.
For repairing the roof of Nikko-den:
Preparing Kokera shake roof materials, on-site research, lay out its repairing plan and create its blue print.

Construction project of Sorei-den (tentative name for the ancestral hall)

As for Sorei-den (ancestral hall), we are finally moving toward the construction of a new facility due to the deterioration and the need for its expansion of the present Sorei-sha (Shibikyu ancestral shrine) in Hakone, where we conduct our ancestral services now.
 
We want to construct this facility in order to respond to the request of all the people who want their ancestors to participate in God’s Divine Program of salvation and construction by elevating their spiritual level in the spiritual world regardless of the existence of their faith and the religious groups they belong.
 
The construction site was decided on the line connecting the highest Mt. Kamiyama in the Hakone mountain range, which was revealed to be the center of the world by Meishu-sama, Okutsuki (mausoleum) of Meishu-sama, and Shinsen-kyo/Hakone Museum of Art.

Construction project of Sorei-den (tentative name for the ancestral hall)

■Outline of Construction
Demolition work of existing building of Toho-no-Hikari
■Construction Period
Until July 2021 (estimate)
■Main Works
【March】
Transplanting or clearing existing trees, work to create passageway for bringing machineries and the area to store demolition materials.
【April】
Work for setting up scaffoldings for the demolition work, removal of leftovers, removal of asbestos-containing building materials, removal of internal finishing materials
【May】
Demolition of building above the ground, Removal of curing scaffolding for the demolition work
【June】
Removal of curing scaffolding for the demolition work, removal of rising concrete basis
【July】
Demolition of annex building (boiler room), removal of rising concrete basis and rough leveling of the ground

Constructions related to Komyo Kaikan

Regarding the Komyo Kaikan, Meishu-sama has shown a concrete plan such as its shape and scale. However, since there are regulations to overcome in order to realize this; therefore, it still takes time. Yet, when seeking the teaching that “when the Honzan [Head Temple] is constructed, we will become international,” in the midst of the great era of purification, more so, we need to be imbued in our soul with the global significance of the construction of Komyô Kaikan that affects the destiny of humanity and do our very best in advancing the construction.
 
In light of ever-increasing significance of Gomenkai (meeting with Meishu-sama), we will begin the renovation of the temporary Komyo Kaikan as a first step, so that we will be allowed to have Gomenkai worthy of receiving Meishu-sama’s light where we can place ourselves in a higher spiritual atmosphere.

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