When my fourth daughter was six years old in September 2008, she suddenly complained of an intense itch on her arms and legs. Gradually her fever rose, and the itch did not cease no matter how much she scratched on her skin that showed no sign of abnormality. I mediated Johrei with one hand and consecutively scratched her legs and arms with the other. After two hours of Johrei, the itchiness suddenly ceased, the fever abated, and she fell asleep as if nothing had happened.
However, the itch on her arms and legs frequently occurred. It seemed to come from not the surface but the depths on her skin. I continued Johrei for her. We went to worship at a branch, received Johrei from a teacher, and paid attention to overeating sweets under the guidance of the teacher.
Ten days later, countless eczema appeared on her left buttock with peculiar blisters which I had never seen. At this time, she seemed to feel neither the pain nor itch; however, few days later all the eczema was squashed, her skin swelled up, and then it quickly spread all over her buttocks and made the skin all red, just like the ones of monkeys. She could not sleep for the intense itch, and fluids like honey flowed and dripped as she scratched herself.
In October, the eczema expanded to her back of the joints of the arms and legs, and her skins peeled off. The lymph glands in both her legs and thighs swelled, and the eczema expanded more to her back, stomach, and crotch that made a round of her body. It even reached to the back of her ears and head, but it was not too conspicuous by her hair, and that it did not appear on her face was a great protection.
Yet, her body was keloidal like scars from a burn. She applied gauze, bandages and towels on her hips while in bed, but a large quantity of pus oozed out that made her bandages solid like plaster in the morning. Besides, she woke up every night for the itch and consecutively scratched herself more than two hours in the middle of night.
Taking a bath was very tough. Solid gauzes and bandages could not be removed unless they were soaked in hot water, but soaking too long in hot water made her body warm and itchy. The bathtub was stained with her blood. Even though in this condition, the itchiness ceased during the daytime, so she was able to go to school.
Shortly, much more pus started oozing out, and I let her take a week absence from school and went to worship with her to the sacred ground, church and the branch. I was exhausted from her prolonged purification. I asked the teacher of the branch, "When will it be healed?" She, then, smiled and said, "You asked me the same question when your first daughter was in her purification. Only God knows. Do your absolute best to do what you can."
What led me to this belief was my first daughter. When she was eight years old in 1994, she suffered from an intractable disease of unknown origin that there were only five cases in the world. However, she got well in three weeks after becoming believers, and we have received a lot of protections since then. I realized that I must dedicate myself to the god as much as I could.
My fourth daughter was rolled up in bandages, unable to bend her legs for the pain, and walked in a crippled way like a robot. On October 6th, she and I went to worship at church and dedicated to wipe tatami floor of the shrine. When we went back home, lots of green pus oozed out from her legs, and then she was able to bend her legs freely.
Furthermore, she was able to participate in an event for elementary schoolchildren and spend a whole day in church. The next day, all the skin on her buttocks was dried and rubbed off, and the pus was considerably reduced. Her condition got better and better since then, and the new skin gradually covered her buttocks. She had less bandages and did not wake up for an itch at night.
In November, she removed all the bandages. All the skin on her body was renewed and recovered without scar. Also, she improved her diet after the purification and did not want sweets any more. I really thank God. I would like to tell my deep emotion to people and serve for the construction of heaven on earth.