The 9th International Hinokishin Corps was held between July 18 and 24.
Participants came from 14 countries and regions including the US mainland, Hawaii, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, France, United Kingdom, Taiwan, South Korea, Nepal, Thailand and the Philippines. The largest number ever participated, with 283 participants.
Held every three years, as a special unit of the Oyasato Construction Hinokishin Corps, it allows Young Men’s Association members overseas to sow seeds of sincerity at Jiba. Moreover, it was held on the year of the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama. Participants worked up a sweat preparing for the Children’s Pilgrimage among other activities.