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Bali Prays for Japan

Bali Prays for Japan at Uluwatu Temple. Invitation to attend a Solemn 'Love and Friendship for Japan' event on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Renon, Denpasar, Bali.


Bali officials, tourism workers and representatives from Bali's Japanese community gathered at the sacred Uluwatu Temple on Saturday, April 2, 2011, to pray for Japan's speedy recovery from its recent earthquake and tsunami disaster.

"Pray for Japan" was led by Pedanda Siwa Ida Pedanda Jelatik Giri of Griya Gunung Sari – Ubud, Pedanda Budha Ida Pedanda Gede Putra from Griya Tegal Jingga Sumerta and Honka ka Tanaka a Shinto priest attending from Japan.

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Performed at the Uluwatu temples because of its religious significance to the Balinese and it's physical connection to land and the ocean, the prayer ceremony lasted 30 minutes.

Bali's governor Made Mangku Pastika ,who attended the "Pray for Japan" event, said that Bali's relationship with Japan is not limited to only tourism, explaining that following the 2002 and 2005 Bali bombings the Japanese actively assisted the people of Bali.

Explained Pastika: "This activity was purposely held at Uluwatu with represents both the hills and the ocean. We hope that our prayers for the victims of the tsunami in Japan will be heard and receive divine blessing."

The governor went on to say he hoped the Japanese will persevere and have the strength to face this disaster, buoyed by the moral support extended to them by people around the world.

The first time that any foreign nation has been so honored by the people of Bali, the consul-general for Japan in Bali, Shirota Minoru, thanked the people of Bali for their concern and support, saying, "Bali is a true friend of Japan."

Shown on are pictures taken at Pura Uluwatu at the "Pray for Japan" event.

Love and Friendship for Japan

Another community-based program of prayers and support for Japan will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the Bajra Sandhi - Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat Bali in Renon starting at 5 p.m..

The 2.5 hour long program will include dances presented by the ISI Bali, speeches by Dr. Tjok Oka Aryja Ardhana Sukawati-the regent of Gianyar and chairman of the event, and Made Mangku Pastika - the governor of Bali.

Ayu Laksmi will perform and prayers will be offered by representatives from all the main religious faiths freely practiced. A Shinto priest attending from Japan will also participate in the prayer service.

The evening will end with a candlelight vigil at 7:30 and the singing of "Imagine" and "Heal the World."

Participants are asked to wear traditional dress in the color of white, bring their own candles and arrive at the park by 4:30 pm.

The event organized by the Committee of Love and Friendship for Japan is open to the public without charge.

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