In response to the current COVID-19 spreading, Nichiren Shoshu Head Temple Taisekiji and all the local temples in Japan are postponing and canceling events with a large number of people in attendance. We are also encouraging believers to refrain from visiting the temples to maintain their health and safety, and to prevent further spread of the infection.
In the case of visiting your local temple to request any ceremony such as funeral ceremony, memorial ceremony, or Gojukai ceremony, please use protective measures such as wearing a mask.
For more details, please make queries to your local temple.
We do appreciate your understanding and cooperation with us.
As a part of the Commemorative Project Celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the Advent of our Founder, Nichiren Daishonin, the Sammon Gate is now under construction for renovation. Please understand that it is not available to enter the site until the renovation project is completed.
The renovation of the Sammon Gate is to be completed in January 2021.
We have released the following video of slideshows, so please enjoy!
Please note that music will be playing in the video.
May 1st is the anniversary of Nanjō Tokimitsu, the great lay believer of Head Temple who offered huge donation for establishing Taisekiji, whose Buddhist name is Daigyō Sonrei.
On the day of this year, the Daigyō-e Ceremony (the memorial ceremony for Daigyō Sonrei) was solmenly held at the Reception Hall of the Head Temple.
The Risshū-e Ceremony, celebrating the 768th anniversary of the establishment of true Buddhism, was officiated at the Mieidō and Kyakuden in the Head Temple and in every local temple in Japan.
The Ceremony for Repaying Debts of Gratitude for Inner Establishment of True Buddhism was solemnly held at the Head Temple.
The Tokudo-shiki Ceremony (The ceremony of entering priesthood of new priests) was officiated by High Priest Nichinyo Shonin at the Head Temple.
The Spring Higan-e Ceremony was solemnly held in the Head Temple and in every local temple in Japan.
The Otaiya Ceremony of the Kōshi-e (the memorial ceremony for Second High Priest Nikko Shonin) on February 6th and the Goshōtō-e Ceremony of the Kōshi-e on February 7th were solemnly officiated in the Head Temple.
The Kōshi-e Ceremony was also conducted in every local temple in Japan.
The Gotai-e Ceremony, which is held every year, was solemnly and magnificently conducted at Head Temple Taisekiji. Over 4,000 believers in Japan and over 600 overseas believers from 24 countries and areas participated in this ceremony.
The Commemorative Ceremony for the 60th Anniversary for its Establishment and the Rebuilding of Gyodo-zan Tokujoji Temple at the New Location was solemnly and magnificently officiated by High Priest Nichinyo Shonin in Abashiri City, Hokkaido Prefecture. Following the ceremony, the Oeshiki Ceremony was conducted and the sermon was given by the High Priest.