On 14th November 2021, Mr. Romdej Phisalaphong, Minister-Counsellor, represented the Royal Thai Embassy, Tokyo, in the Kathin Ceremony at Buddhadejmongkol Temple, Nagano.
The Kathin Ceremony is an annual religious event where Buddhists present monks with new yellow robes and make a merit after the ending of the Lent period. At this event, the Embassy offered the temple a donation along with Covid-19 protection equipment such as facial masks, antigen test kits and Oximeters. Moreover, the Embassy also provided a number of health-caring books and Kanji handbooks for Thai nationals living in Japanto the temple so that the temple could distribute them among Thai community in the area.
The said Kathin Ceremony was attended by approximately250Thai and foreign Buddhists.