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  • Jan.

    Shushed (Nento Kigan)

    January

    Shushed (Nento Kigan)

    A prayer on New Year's Day to pray for
    peace and happiness of the people.

  • Feb.

    Setsubun'e

    February

    Setsubun'e

    A bean-scattering ceremony on 3rd of February
    to get rid of evil and to cerebrate the coming of spring.

  • Mar.

    Osaifu Kuyo

    March

    Osaifu Kuyo

    An event to express thanks to worn-out wallets
    and to get luck with money

    Higan'e (Spring)

    March

    Higan'e (Spring)

    A memorial service to pray for the
    ancestors on the Vernal Equinox day.

  • Apr.

    Hana Matsuri

    April

    Hana Matsuri

    The birthday of Buddha.
    Sweet tea will be served.

  • Jul.

    Urabon'e

    July

    Urabon'e

    A memorial service to welcome ancestors' spirits
    coming back to our world. It7s held from 13th
    to 15th of every July. We call the period "Obon"

  • Aug.

    Genbaku-ki Hoyo

    August

    Genbaku-ki Hoyo

    A memorial service to ease the spirits of the victims of Atomic bomb which attacked Hiroshima on 6th August, 1945.

    Kakkon-byo Ireisai

    August

    Kakkon-byo Ireisai

    A memorial service to ease the spirits of the victims of carnage on 14th August, 1945 in northeastern China. More than 1,000 refuging women and children were killed by the army of the then Soviet Union.

  • Sep.

    Higan'e (Autumn)

    September

    Higan'e (Autumn)

    A memorial service to pray for the
    ancestorson the Autumnal Equinox day.

  • Oct.

    Rakan-san Matsuri

    October

    Rakan-san Matsuri

    Our temple festival.
    Food wagons will open.
    This festival is to wish
    good crops and good luck.

  • Dec.

    Jobon'e

    December

    Jobon'e

    A ceremony to burn used amulets to
    purify held on every New Year's Eve.

    Joya no Kane & Toshikoshi Soba

    December

    Joya no Kane & Toshikoshi Soba

    An event to toll the temple bell 108 times
    in the midnight of New Year's Eve to purify ourselves.
    Also, "soba" or buckwheat noodles are served.