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Back to listNov 10, 2011

Soka Youth Festivals in Full Swing Throughout Japan

Soka Gakkai youth members in ShinagawaSoka Gakkai youth members in Shinagawa, Tokyo
Soka Gakkai youth members in Tokushima PrefectureSoka Gakkai youth members in Tokushima Prefecture performing Awaodori

Starting in late October, Soka Youth Festivals have been held throughout Japan and will continue to take place during the months of November and December. Organized by the youth members of Soka Gakkai Japan, the festivals include a variety of multimedia dance and music performances and are aimed at responding to SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's call for youth to become capable leaders in society who are committed to the advancement of peace. The festivals also mark the kickoff for the organization's theme for 2012: "The Year for Developing a Youthful Soka Gakkai." Many youth members also renewed their determination to work for the betterment of society toward 2030--the 100th anniversary of the Soka Gakkai.

[Photos courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]