Festivals & Events
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First Temple Visit
of the New Year (January 1)
- Motsuji Hatsukayasai
(20th Night) Festival(January 20)
- Spring Fujiwara
- Gokusui no En(4th Sunday in May)
- Iris Festival(June 20 to July 10)
- Hotoe(August 16)
- Bush Clover Festival (September 15~30)
- Special admission into
Hondo (Main Hall) (October 1~31)
- Fall Fujiwara Festival(November 1~3)
Yakushi Service (11:00 on the 8th of every month)
This service is held monthly on the 8th, a day with a special relation to Yakushi, the principal enshrined deity of Motsuji Temple. The Medicine Buddha Sutra, which describes the merits of Yakushi, is chanted by a Buddhist priest. Admission to Hondo is also granted.
Admission to Hondo: 10:00am~3:00pm
*There are times when admission into Hondo is not possible due to weddings, funerals, or other events.
Jogyodo Hall Service (11:00 on the 20th of every month)
This service is held monthly on the 20th, a day with a special relation to Amida Buddha, the deity enshrined in Jogyodo Hall. The Amitabha Sutra is recited.
Visitors can take part either inside or outside Jogyodo Hall during the service.