Lady Takeko Kujo’s book of poems “Leaves of My Heart” was recently published by the American Buddhist Study Center (New York) and is now available at the Hongwanji Bookstore. She is the younger daughter of a Monshu of the Hongwanji and along with her sister-in-law started the BWA in 1904-1905. Her memorial day (February 7), known as Kisaragi, a classical name for February, is celebrated yearly at the Hongwanji in Japan. She is interred at the Tsukiji Hongwanji in Tokyo. She is highly regarded at Kyoto Women’s University and Asoka Hospital.
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