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Cosplayers offer Prayers for Japan

Various groups of cosplayers had offered prayers for Japan in various ways. Last week during the Ozine Fest at SM Megamall, Cosplay Network Philippines (CNPH) made it via photos and fansigns. During Easter Sunday, April 24, Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) offered a prayer through a simple personal prayer and candle lighting at the Quezon City Memorial Circle.

Around 30 members of Naruto Cosplayers PH attended the Easter Sunday event together with, Enzo Luna of Juan Manila Express and Florencio Jusay Jr. of Manual to Lyf participated in "A Prayer for Japan."

Simple personal prayers were said by each of the members present in both English, Tagalog or even in Japanese. Afterwards the candle lighting ceremony followed. Michael Jan Silva, NCPH Hokage and president started the candle lighting ceremony and each flame was passed on to the next member until everyone's candle was lighted.

In the end they shouted "Ganbatte Kudasai Japan!" "Ganbatte Kudasai Japan!" literally means "Good luck Japan!" or "Japan Do Your Best!"

PHOTO CREDIT: Juan Manila Express

Japan is currently undergoing a three-front war. They had been a victim of a strong earthquake and tsunami which claimed tens of thousands of people. Then, they are still in danger of a nuclear meltdown similar to that of Chernobyl.

"This is the best we can offer. To pray and encourage the Japanese people." said Silva during an interview. Some of the participants even mentioned that despite the hardships Japan is facing they still help other countries.

Naruto Cosplayers PH (NCPH) is a cosplay and Otaku organization which places vital consideration on causes and advocacy. Before the activity the group also conducted their monthly meeting in preparation for their first ever 'real life' Shinobi exam. would like to ask for everyone support on an activity which we have designed to send our support for Japan.


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