Ninna-ji Temple, Kyoto, Collects Donations for Notre Dame's Fire Recovery"Temple also Reconstructed due to Fire during Onin War"
Although they adhere to different religions, Ninna-ji Temple and Notre Dame Cathedral have many things in common. Both are sites for prayer with a long history as well as World Heritage Sites. Shoyu Yoshida, the temple's head regent, came up with the idea. Collection boxes were installed on April 20, at the entrance to the Goten Palace on the west side of the precincts and at the tea house on the north side of the inner gate.
Head Regent Yoshida said, "Ninna-ji Temple has also had some of its buildings damaged by natural disasters, and all of them burnt down by the fires of the Onin War. Each time, however, it was reconstructed thanks to the support of many people. We hope everyone will contribute a goodwill donation, whatever the amount may be." There is no fixed date to remove the collection boxes. The collected donations will be sent to Paris through the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, or other organizations.(Translated by Mie Hiuzon, Psyche et l’Amour, Inc.)