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.
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 Honin-shiki Ceremony was solemnly held at the Reception Hall in the Head Temple for the first time in four years.
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.
The General Meeting to Celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the Advent of our Founder Nichiren Daishonin was held on the 4th of March. And the General Tozan began on the same day.
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.