Peace Poles in Tutzing, Germany

It’s so precious, interesting and valuable to learn the history—the story behind the planting of Peace Poles.

1986

 

Mr. Jakob Blaette of Germany was on a business trip in Japan. In Kamakura in front of the Hokoku-ji Temple he saw a Peace Pole at the temple’s entrance.

Since then it was his wish to have a Peace Pole planted by his garden in Tutzing outside Munich/Germany.

He went to Tokyo’s Department Store Takashimaya (Ginza!) and asked the shop assistant where he can obtain such a Peace Pole. 

The helpful shop assistant did not know but noted the address of the hotel in which Mr. Blaette`s was staying in Tokyo.

After a couple of days Mr. Blaette received a phone call from that shop assistant saying that the Peace Pole can be ordered by WPPS in Ichikawa and that Mr. Blaette

should contact a professor by the name of Hedeo Nakazawa. Mr. Blaette went to meet him.  To Mr. Blaette`s great surprise and joy he learned from Mr. Nakazawa that a Peace Pole will be gifted to him, to plant in is garden in Tutzing. 

 

 

2004-JULY 

In Mr. Blaetter`s home town Tutzing another Peace Pole was planted on the occasion of the 100the Anniversary of the local Benedictine nuns. 

  

 2009, OCTOBER 2Oth

A third Peace Pole was planted in Tutzing outside the Catholic St. Joseph Church. 

The pole was wish of Father Peter Brummer and donated by Mr. Blaette.

http://www.missions-benediktinerinnen.de/akt2009.html

Jakob Blätte, Sr.Hildegard (Mother Superior of the Benedictines), Father Peter Brummer, Sr. Evelyne, a translator, a father from Nigeria and the Mayor of Truhing (Dr. Wanner)  

 Submitted by:

Dagmar Berkenberg, WPPS

Munich Germany Office

 

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