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@With the contradictions of society depriving people of their right to a certain standard of living, with the gap between rich and poor widening, Toyohiko Kagawa was grieved by a gap between the reality and his own ideal as a theological student. He started engaging in missionary work standing by the roadside in Shin-Ikutagawa, Kobe. Subsequently, he became painfully aware of the helplessness of missionary work based only on compassion; when suffering a disease, catching a glimpse of the mortality himself, he determined to live in the regional community along with the people living there. This was the real moment when gJesus Bandh was established. It was in 1909 (Meiji 22) when Toshihiko Kagawa was 21 years old.

Scene of Fukiai (Hyogo Prefecture Kobe City) at that time   December 24 1909 Toyohiko Kagawa rented a 5-mat-room in Shin-Ikuta and commenced his missionary activities and charity work. The funding of the activities and the work was covered by his own scholarship, the fee for translation and manuscript, and wages as well as contributions from understanding insiders and outsiders involved in church.
  December 27   A Christmas service took place in the saloon of Awaya (an expensive lodging house )
  January 2 1910

The first chapel, or the rented 5-mat-room used as a houseand for engaging in missionary work (6-221 Kita Honmachi, Fukiai-ku, Kobe) was named gKyureidanh.

  April   Increased the number of his rented rooms and converted them to a 17-mat-saloon. Continued the activities of free lodging, free meals, and fostering children.
  August   Took 80 children out for swimming in the ocean at Akashi.
  October   Masaru Takeuchi paid a visit to gKyureidanh. The young began to be engaged in the activities as assistants.
  January 1911 The activities of continuation school, receiving the sick, and free dispensation of medicine were added to the existing ones.
  November 1912 Opened a simple restaurant, g Tengoku-yah (closed after 3 months.)
  May 1913 Toyohiko Kagawa married Haruko Shiba.

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Photograph that comes out with children in the vicinity   March 1914 Changed the appellation from gKyureidanh to gJesus Bandh.
  July   World War I broke out.
  August   Toyohiko Kagawa went to the US to study. Masaru Takeuchi started living in the mission work place and succeeded Kagawa in his activities of gJesus Bandh
    1915 The younger generation including Masaru Takeuchi continued the activities.
    1917 Moved their mission work place to a two-story building with a totalfloorage of 15 tsubo (5-5 Azuma-dori, Fukiai-ku, Kobe).
  May   Toyohiko Kagawa returned to Japan.
  August   gYuai Kyusaishoh was set up on the second floor of the building.
  November   Taisho Toothbrush Factory was started (6-12 Higure-dori)

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Jesus Band Clinic     1918 A childrenfs hall, Attaeruroi (phonetic) was established.
  August   The rice riot escalated throughout the whole country.
  July 1919 Gen Majima started up his practice and treatment in the gYuaiKyusaishoh.
      A branch of gYuai Kyusaishoh was established in Ban-cho, Nagata-ku, Kobe and he started his practice.
  October 1920 Toyohiko Kagawa published gShisen-wo Koeteh, or gCrossing the Verge of Deathh (phonetic).
  July 1922 An incorporated foundation, gJesus Bandh was founded with the authorization of the Home Minister. Toyohiko Kagawa became the first chairperson of the board.
  September 1923

The Great Kanto Earthquake occurred. In order to engage in the rescue operation of the Great Kanto Earthquake, Toyohiko Kagawa set up his base of operations in Tokyo.

The younger generations managed by Masaru Takeuchi remained and continued the activities in Kobe.

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