Ikegami Honmonji Temple - Oeshiki Festival

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Oeshiki is a Buddhist festival commemorating the anniversary of Saint Nichiren's death. Although it is celebrated at many places in Japan, the festival held at Ikegami Honmonji Temple is the most prestigious as Saint Nichiren passed away at this temple. The event has been handed down through generations for 730 years along with its long-standing history and tradition. The highlight is the mando (10,000 light) rite in which about 3,000 people carry sacred lanterns decorated with cherry blossoms along the approximately two-kilometer route from Ikegami Station to the temple. Some 300,000 people attend the festival each year, which is a truly intense night event. The mando rite and Rinmetsudoji Hoyo (Buddhist sermon) will be broadcast on the Internet.

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Address

1-1-1 Ikegami

Ota-ku

Contact information

Name:Ikegami Honmonji Temple

Website:Ikegami Honmonji Temple (JPN)( External link )

Schedule

2017.10.11 - 2017.10.13

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