Nojigikukai organized the 37th Annual
Anniversary and General Meeting 2011
on 22nd October 2011, held at Kenmin
Hall (the 9th floor) in Kenmin Kaikan.
About 250 people including members of
Nojigikukai, bereaved families, medical
school faculty members and student volunteers
attended the meeting.
After the silent prayer to 59 deceased
volunteers whose bodies were gifted for
the anatomical course in the medical
school, Mr. Masao Matsumoto, the General
Director of Nojigikukai, gave an opening
address at the Meeting. Prof. Akinori
Miki, Dean of Kobe University Graduate
School of Health Sciences, and Mr. Tatsuya
Nonomura, a student representative, gave
an address of gratitude for the Nojigikukai.
Dr. Chikako Nishigori, Prof. of Dermatology,
delivered a lecture on effect of ultraviolet
ray on the skin, its merits and demerits.
After the interesting lecture, the attendants
enjoyed the choruses played by Apollon,
a mixed chorus club of men and women
consisting of Kobe University students,
and the meeting broke up at around 3:30
The Nojigiku-kai (Nojigiku = Chrysanthemum
japonense, a prefectural flower of Hyogo;
kai = association) is the association
of volunteers who devote their bodies
to Kobe University School of Medicine
for the anatomical education. Since the
Founding of the Nojigikukai in May 1975,
the Nojigikukai has 5720 members on March
31, 2011, and the bodies of 1984 deceased
members have been gifted to Kobe University
School of Medicine.
Prof. A. Miki, Dean of Kobe University
Graduate School of Medical Sciences thanks
for the diseased volunteers and their bereaved
families for the anatomical dissection.