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.
The Grand Ceremony to Celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the Advent of our Founder Nichiren Daishonin was solemnly officiated on the 15th and 16th of February.
The attendance at the Grand Ceremony was limited to representative priests and lay believers living in Fujinomiya City with a few exceptions, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
15:00 Gokaihi Ceremony
17:30 Otaiya Ceremony
02:30 Ushitora Gongyo
07:00 Otanjo-e Ceremony, followed by Otobiraki Ceremony
10:30 Grand Ceremony
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 major renovation of the Sammon Gate at Head Temple Taisekiji, a part of the Commemorative Project Celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the Advent of our Founder, Nichiren Daishonin was completed. Following that, the Transfer Ceremony of the Gohonozon enshrined in the Sammon Gate was conducted on January 15th. After that, the Ceremony of Reporting to the Three Treasures on the Completion of the Major Renovation of the Sammon Gate and the Restoration of Buildings at the Head Temple took place.