【February 2018 No.396】In Remembrance of Kyodan Pastor Ninomiya Tadahiro

by Rev. Paicu Yasiyungu, (An Shu-Mei)  Le-ye (Lalauya) Church, Presbyterian Church in Taiwan


On Oct. 27, 2017, Rev. Ninomiya Tadahiro left our midst and returned to his Heavenly Father’s home. The cremation service took place at 9 a.m., Nov. 3, at Chayi City Mortuary Hall, followed by cremation at 10 a.m. A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 18 at Le-ye (Lalauya) Church.

Ninomiya was born in Miyakonojo, Miyazaki Prefecture, on Dec. 14, 1940. His parents were Ninomiya Hiroshi and Fumi, and he had two younger sisters: Rumiko, who lives in Gifu, and Mikako, who lives in Germany. When he was a child, his aunt (Ms. Inouye) took him together with his two sisters to church school at Kyodan Miyakonojo Johnan Church (founded in 1887) and through that became involved with church activities. During his college years, he became active in Fukuoka Watanabedori Church (founded in 1910) and received baptism there. Even though he was the first Christian in the Ninomiya family, he was happy to dedicate his life to following Jesus Christ and becoming an evangelist.


On Dec. 29, 1988, he married Paicu Yasiyungu, of the Tsou people of Taiwan, and they raised three daughters. The oldest, Yangui, is presently working on her PhD at the National Chengchi (Political) University in Taiwan, after earning her Master’s Degree at Hiroshima University. The middle daughter, Motoyu, is working for a Japanese company in Taipei, and the youngest daughter, Taomi, is a senior at the same university as Yangui. This year, our family experienced its first Christmas without our father and husband, so it was a lonely one indeed.


We give thanks to God for his life. He loved God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as he protected his family for 29 years of married life, and as a father for 27 years, always giving his children the very best. He taught his children to read the Bible and pray before meals, and after we came to Japan, he led our family worship time every week, where we learned Japanese hymns. He also taught us Japanese children’s stories. We learned to play the piano in Japan, but only because he dedicated two hours each time to take us to our lessons, so his daughters all serve in their churches as musicians.


We give thanks to God for his life. He became the husband of a tribal woman in Taiwan, wearing the traditional costume of the Tsou people at the wedding and giving Tsou names to his children.


We give thanks to God for his life. As a means of affirming the tribal recognition movement of native peoples of Taiwan, he always addressed the students at the seminary by their tribal names.


I give thanks to God for his life. He always supported me and prayed for me as I served in the life of the church.

He was a child, a husband, a father, and a brother in Christ who loved Jesus. He showed great filial piety to his parents, and he was a faithful husband, a loving father, and a compassionate brother in Christ. (Tr. TB)



11月18日(土)午前10時、楽野 教会にて告別礼拝を行いました。



1940年12月14日、宮崎県都城市に生まれる。父:二宮弘 母:二宮フミ



幼い時二人の妹と共に、おば(井上姉)に連れられ日本基督教団都城城南教会(1887年設立)の日 曜学校に通い、教会の活動に参加する。大学時代は福岡渡辺通教会(1910年 設立)で教会生活を送り、受洗する。二宮家第一代目のクリスチャンとなった が、イエス・キリストに従う者として喜んで献身し、伝道者となる決意をした。

1988年12月29日、台湾鄒族(ツォウ 族:Tsou people)のpaicu yasiyungu姉と結婚。3人の娘を育てた。

長女:二宮雅古以(Yangui)(現 在台湾国立政治大学博士過程/日本国立広島大学修士)、  a Ph.D. student in  National Chengchi University/  Master’s degree in Hiroshima University)







あなたがいて感謝します。父 親として27年間、 神様、主イエス・キリスト、聖霊を愛し、いつも子供たちに一番よいものを与えま した。幼い時から食前に聖書を読み、祈り、日本へ帰った後も週一度の家庭礼拝を守り、子ども達が日本語の讃美歌を覚え、日本の童謡も 覚えました。子どもたちは、日本でピアノを習いましたが、あなたがいつも二時間もかけて送迎してくれたからこそ、現在、彼女たちは教 会で奉仕ができるのです。


あなたがいて感謝します。あなたは台湾原住民の夫となることを受け入れ、すぐに婚約し、結婚式ではツォウ 族の民族衣装をきて、娘たちにはツォウ族の名前を名づけました。


あなたがいて感謝します。台湾原住民の自覚運動ときっかけになるよう、神学院で必ず学生を民族名で呼び続 けました。         



イエスを愛する子、夫、父母、兄弟姉妹は、最も親孝行な子であり、最も忠実な夫であり、最も慈しみ深い 父母であり、最も思いやりのある兄弟姉妹です。

Rev. paicu yasiyungu, (An Shu-Mei)

2017年10月27日二宮忠弘牧師離開我 們,安息回到天父的家了 。

11月3日(星期五)上午9點在嘉義市立殯儀館舉 行火化禮拜,10點於嘉義市殯儀館火葬場舉行火化。11月18日(星期六)上午10點在樂野教會舉行告別 禮拜。


二宮忠弘(Ninomiya Tadahiro)

1940年12月14日在日本宮崎縣都城市出生,  父: 二宮弘 母:二宮フミ


小時候和二位妹妹,由 其堂姑母(井上女士)引導至日本基督教団都城城南教会(1887年設立)上日曜學校,成長期間參與教會活動,大學時期在福岡渡辺通教(1910設立)過教會生活,並且接受洗禮。雖然身為二宮家第一代基督徒,但他立志跟隨耶穌並獻身成為傳道者。

1988年12月29日和台灣鄒族paicu yasiyungu結婚,生育3女。

長女:二宮雅古以(現台灣國立政治大學研究所生/日本國立廣島大學碩士畢)、                    次女:二宮茉杜玉(現台北一間日商公司上班)



今年對我的家而言,是 第一次沒有父親和沒有丈夫的的聖誕節,感受一份孤寂。









感恩有你,您認同成為 台灣原住民的女婿身分, 為此即訂婚、結婚禮都 穿著



感恩有你,當台灣原住 民自覺運動初起,在神學院你就堅持用學生族名來稱謂


感恩有你,當我在教會 牧養服事上,一直是支持我,為我禱告的人。


愛耶穌的兒女、丈夫、父母、弟兄、姊妹是最孝順的兒女[、最忠實的丈夫、最慈 愛的父母、最有親情的弟兄姐妹。

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