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Because of the 1st temple issue, Ikeda Sensei resigned president of Soka Gakkai on 24 April 1979. Priests forbade Gakkai members the following actions, "To call Ikeda Sensei 'Sensei'", "To edit about Ikeda Sensei on the Seikyo Shimbun", etc... The them Gakkai members could not say "Sensei!" But members in Kanagawa resisted priests' pressures, they continued to call "Sensei!" On 3 May, Ikeda Sensei and his wife Kaneko were the first to arrive at Kanagawa Bunka Kaikan at 18:59, after a ceremony at Soka University. The reason why he visited Kanagawa prefecture, was that he decided that he wanted to lead the World-wide Kosen-rufu seeing sea from Kanagawa Bunka Kaikan, and he would rather lead for the world than staying in the country of small island and jealousy. Kanagawa Bunka Kaikan was completed on April of that year. Kanagawa Bunka Kaikan is located in Yokohama city, Kanagawa prefecture.