"When enough of us as individuals start practising compassion and empathy in our hearts and minds, it will surely benefit humanity as a whole."

Yutaka Kinoshita

About Kifubon

Kifubon means ‘book distribution’ - to share books.  

It works through the generosity of people buying and donating copies of the books to the Kifubon Projects out of their empathy and compassion for others.

The Kifubon team then distributes these copies to worthy causes – projects where storytelling, reading and sharing the meaning of the books can create hope for people in difficult situations.

To find out how you can support Kifubon, click here

About Bunya Publishing

Bunya, a Japanese publisher, created the Kifubon project in Japan and inspired book-sharing projects in the UK and elsewhere.

"I first met Prem Rawat in October 2014. After a number of meetings I was able to publish his book ‘Splitting the Arrow’ in September 2015.

Bunya publishing is now Prem Rawat’s official representative for Japan.

We aspire to share his message of individual Peace and prosperity so that people around the world can benefit."

Bunya publishing corporation, LLC, Nagano Japan
Prem Rawat Official representative Japan
Yutaka Kinoshita

Kifubon achievements so far

The Kifubon project for Splitting the Arrow has now grown into an international social responsibility project with contributions coming in from companies, organisations and individuals from across the globe. So far in total over 10,000 books have been donated and are being used in a wide variety of settings to create a culture of empathy and compassion.

To date book donations have been made to:

Every orphanage, disabled child care facility and prison throughout Japan.
Every prison in South Africa and to youth education groups in townships around the country.
Prisons throughout the United Kingdom
Prisons in Portugal Educational facilities and schools in

  • Brazil
  • Uruguay
  • Cambodia
  • Malaysia

The project continues to grow around the globe and Bunya warmly invites you to be a part of sharing this message of peace and hope through this unique project.

UK - Kifubon: Giving Books

The UK project title is 'Kifubon: Giving Books'.  We're inviting donors to give books that inspire the heart.  To date more than 800 books have been donated thanks to their generosity.

More information

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