On 31st October 2021, Mr. Romdej Phisalaphong, Minister-Counsellor, Royal Thai Embassy, Tokyo, paticipated as the Chairperson of the Kathin Ceremony at Wat Mettadham Temple, Ibaraki.
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 Japan so that the temple would distribute them among Thai community in the area. The Ceremony was attended by approximately 400 Thai and Japanese Buddhists.