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Yokohama (梅櫻)Mei-ying Lions club

 

There is Japan’s largest China Town located near the main Port of Yokohama City. The Town was constructed based upon the concept of (風水). Feng shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China.(About.Com)

There are Four main Pailou (Chinese traditional gates that resembles the entrance to the temple) and 6 other Pailou in Town built on the principle of Feng shui. There are two temples, (関帝廟) Kantei Byou temple - Goddest of business flourishing and(媽祖廟) Maso Byou temple - Goddest of amulet built in Town. The town quickly developed after the port was opened to the World’s Foreign Trade in 1859. Now, more than 20 million tourists visit China Town every year. People enjoy Chinese cuisines and original Chinese merchandises.

Yokohama Mei-ying (梅櫻) Lions Club was organized under the sponsor of Yokohama Lions Club in July 20,1970.

The founder of Yokohama Mei-ying Lions Club, Mr. Hai-Tain Lee (李海天氏) was impressed by the philosophy and principle of Lions Club activities. He has established the first Lions Club by Chinese members in Japan.

Through several services and activities, they have appealed to the Chinese members and also to the Japanese volunteers. By the year of 2004, Japanese members also joined Mei-ying Lions Club and built friendship between two different cultures. And now, we are expanding our activities in given rich international environment.

At last, our Club name, “Mei-ying” (梅櫻) was named after (梅-Plum), a typical tree of China and (櫻-Cherry Blossoms), a symbolic tree of Japan, expressing cultural exchanges between China and Japan.

English translation: Lion Takaharu Endo

 

 

                                  

              

横浜梅櫻ライオンズクラブ

港町横浜に世界最大のチャイナタウン、横浜中華街があります。

東西南北の四方入口を風水思想に基づいた牌楼で囲み、豊な異国情緒を醸し

出しております。

1970年7月20日横浜ライオンズクラブのスポンサーにより横浜梅櫻ライオンズ

クラブは横浜中華街にて結成いたしました。

創設者 李 海天氏はライオンズクラブの理念に感銘し、華人の人々に呼びかけ

奉仕精神の活動を通じて、日本の社会との交流を図る為、華人有志が両国の

親善の架け橋となる組織として、日本で最初の華人によるライオンズクラブ

として、ここ横浜中華街に誕生いたしました。

2004年より、日本人のメンバーもクラブ会員として加わり、国際感覚豊なクラブと

して活動を広げております。

また、クラブ名の「梅櫻」とは、中華を代表する「梅花」と、日本を象徴する花として

の「桜花」を冠し、日華親善友好の願いを込めたクラブ名として命名されました。

因みに「梅櫻」は、メイ イン と読みます。

 

        ■ 横浜梅櫻ライオンズクラブ(横濱梅櫻國際獅子會)

          YOKOHAMA  MEI-YING  LIONS  CLUB

               MD : 330-B 1R-1Z

            International Club number : 025122

            Founding : Jul/ 20/ 1970

            CN : Jun/ 19/ 1971

                                Number of members :  26 (Jul 2012)

            Reguler meeting : 3rd wednesday of each month, Pm6:30~

            Meeting place : Chinese restaurant "FUEN", Kanteibyo st. Yokohama china-town   

 

        ■ Club office 

                                〒231-0023  日本國神奈川縣横濱市中區山下町136 「富筵」内

                                136 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-City  231-0023  JAPAN

                TEL +81-45-681-8957  FAX +81-45-661-0839

                E-mail  yokohama-meiying@lions330-b.gr.jp

 

 

 

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