In recent years, Japan has been hit with one natural disaster after another, and there is growing concern toward the increasingly volatile state of global affairs. While it has been five years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japan is still on the path toward recovery.
On the occasion of the 1300th anniversary of the inception of the Saigoku Sanjusansho Pilgrimage, a Buddhist memorial service will be held every month at one temple on the pilgrimage circuit, in addition to a “monthly pilgrimage” to pray for the recovery of disaster stricken areas and for world peace together with pilgrims. On the day of the memorial service, participants will receive a special stamp together with the red stamp in your nokyo-cho (prayer book), so do participate in this event! This pilgrimage format will be continued after the end of the commemorative event.
This is a new pilgrimage format in which pilgrims receive a special red stamp (seen above) at one temple along the pilgrimage route in numerical order once a month at a designated date and time. We will continue this pilgrimage format into the future.
|Temple name||Date held (time of Buddhist memorial service)
*Red seals are given out during the whole day (within nokyo hours of each day).
|26||Ichijyoji||2018/05/16 11:00||Hyogo prefecture||
|2018/06/17 10:00, 13:00||Hyogo prefecture||
|2018/07/15 10:00||Kyoto prefecture||
|2018/08/26 11:00||Kyoto prefecture||
※When a ship is not navigated in stormy weather 09/18 11:00
|2018/10/17 09:00||Shiga prefecture||
|2018/11/18 10:00||Shiga prefecture||
|33||Kegonji||2018/12/18 09:00||Gifu prefecture||
|1||Seigantoji||2019/01/18 10:00||Wakayama Prefecture||0735-55-0001|
|2||Kongohoji (Kimiidera)||2019/02/17 14:00||Wakayama Prefecture||073-444-1002|
|3||Kokawadera||2019/03/17 13:30||Wakayama Prefecture||0736-73-4830|
*The above is the schedule to date. It may change depending on circumstances.