for the past year
Training Camp for the Hokkeko Marching Band and Children Group in Japan was held at the Head Temple. The 23rd Annual Hokkeko Marching Band Contest was held on Aug. 3th, and the 27th Annual Children Group Meeting was held on Aug. 4th.
The Eighth Student Camp for the Hokkeko Members of Junior and Senior High School Students was held at Head Temple Taisekiji. More than 870 members made a pilgrimage to the Head Temple from all over Japan to join this.
The Commemorative Ceremony for the 100th Anniversary of the Starting of Propagation in Sapporo City was solemnly and splendidly officiated by High Priest Nichinyo Shonin at Nisshoji Temple in Kita District of Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture.
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 annual Honin-shiki Ceremony was solemnly held at the Reception Hall in the Head Temple.
This ceremony is the one that the priests, who have finished their trainee course, are to give a lecture in front of the High Priest and to receive the official permission to preach the Law by him if they are qualified.