(Memorial Service of
On the way to a hot spa in Hitachi Province from Mt. Minobu
to recover his health, Nichiren Shonin's health declined.
He rested at the Ikegami Munenaga's residence in present-day
Tokyo and could no longer continue his trip. On the morning
of October 13, 1282, at 8:00 a.m., Nichiren Shonin ended his
long life of spreading the Lotus Sutra for 60 years. The Oeshiki
Service is held to express our gratitude to our Founder.
(Bodhi Day to Commemorate the Buddha's Enlightment)
Prince Siddharha left his castle in his twenties and traveled
all over to seek the truth of life. He found out that various
practices he encountered were not the right way, so that he
decided to meditate under a tree at Gaya. After seven days
of meditation, in the early morning of December 8, the prince
attended Enlightenment and
became the Buddha, the Enlightened
One. The Jode-e Service is
held to commemorate the
event of attaining
by the Buddha.