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Oeshiki Ceremony

The Oeshiki Ceremony is the celebration of the eternal life of Nichiren Daishonin. It is said that at the time of the Daishonin’s passing there was an earthquake as the cherry trees bloomed out of season. This indicates that at the moment of the True Buddha’s physical passing, the earth shook in farewell, as the cherry trees bloomed to commemorate his eternal life. For this reason, at the Head Temple Taisekiji as well as all local Nichiren Shoshu Temples, the altars are traditionally decorated with colorful paper cherry blossoms.

Earlier Event: October 21
Later Event: October 21