The Soka Gakkai World Seikyo Center formally opened on November 18, 2019, with Ikeda Sensei and Mrs. Kaneko Ikeda visiting the facility for the first time on September 28, at which time the two offered prayers in the main worship room ("Genron Hall") and toured the premises.
In addition to its editorial section to publish the Seikyo Shimbun newspaper and other periodicals, the Center features an exhibition hall introducing the paper's origins and subsequent highlights, while visitors can view Seikyo publications at the Library and Reference Room. On the first floor entrance is a monument, "Seikyo Shimbun--The Triumph of Mentor and Disciple," inscribed with words by Ikeda Sensei in honor of everyone whose contributions continue to make the newspaper an inspiring media in advancing kosen-rufu worldwide.
This Hall not only recognizes the service of the "Uncrowned Friends" who deliver the Seikyo Shimbun newspaper every day, it also features various corners and booths introducing the daily's history as well as the mentor-disciple bonds Ikeda Sensei has forged with SGI members worldwide.
Library and Reference Room
This Room contains such works asThe New Human Revolution and other Seikyo publications, with visitors able to view digital versions on tablet PCs that are provided.
"Seikyo Shimbun--The Triumph of Mentor and Disciple" Monument
About the Facility
|Wheelchair rentals available (free of charge)|
|Nursing room available|
|Beverages Prohibited (Tea/Cold/Hot Water Dispenser Available in Library and Reference Room)|
|Photography is prohibited in the facility (however, photos may be taken from facility exterior)|
Access from JR Shinanomachi Station
Exit the wicket and turn right.
Once you leave the station building, turn right at the street.
Facing the Soka Gakkai Visitor's Center, proceed left along the street.
After passing the Hall of the Great Vow for Kosen-rufu, you will come to an intersection with a small park on the left.
With the Soka Gakkai Visitors Center on your right, turn left at the intersection.
Cross the large street at the traffic light and turn right.
As you continue walking, you will pass the Min-On Culture Center on your left.
After a very short walk, you can find the World Seikyo Center on the same side of the street as the Min-On Culture Center.
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