Ho-No-Hana Sanpogyo targeted desperate people – often housewives with sick husbands and children who were searching for any possible cure to save their loved ones. These needy people would sacrifice their life savings in exchange for the promise that their suffering would end.
For every single one of these women, the true suffering was only beginning.
All of them believed they were joining a religion led by the third, living savior after Jesus Christ and the Buddha. They were grateful that this savior was generous enough to give them his time, his energy, and his powers of healing.
By the time they realized they had joined a cult led by a money-hungry businessman, it was already too late.