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September 2014

Miyajima Mantoue Candle Light Festival for World Peace

September 12, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Daisho-in Temple, 210 Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 739-0592 Japan
Free

The approach to and grounds of beautiful mountainside Daishoin Temple as well as Machiya-dori on Miyajima are illuminated by hundreds of candles over three nights. Very pretty.  

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January 2019

Firewalking ritual at Saikoku-ji Temple, Onomichi

January 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Saikoku-ji Temple, 29-27 Nishi-kubo-cho
Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 722-0044 Japan
Free

Goma Ritual burning of cedar sticks followed by fire walking. Members of the public set themselves up for a fortuitous year by taking part in the fire walking for a charge of ¥1500 which includes a headband and gohei staff with pleated streamers.  

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July 2019

Futaba-no-sato Peace Candle Night

July 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Futaba-no-sato Walk of History, Higashi-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free
Futaba-no-sato Peace Candle NightFutaba-no-sato Peace Candle Night

7 shrines and temples along the Futaba-no-sato history walk will be illuminated by 1000 candles to comfort the souls of the victims of the A-bombing and to wish for peace throughout the world. The seven temples and shrines are listed below. They will be illuminated between 7pm and 9:30pm. There will also be classical Japanese music performances at some of the shrines and temples. All are welcome. Nigitsu Shrine Myojyo-in Temple Tsuruhane Shrine Tosho-gu Shrine  Onagatenman-gu Shrine Kokuzen-ji Temple Senko-ji…

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August 2019

A Summer Evening of Prayer & Peace

August 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Futaba-no-sato Walk of History, Higashi-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free

On the night of August 5, the string of temples and shrines in Futaba-no-sato, originally constructed to protect the castle town of Hiroshima from misfortune that was said to come from the inauspicious northeast direction, are illuminated by candles and decorated with flowers to comfort the souls of the victims of the A-bombing and to wish for peace throughout the world. All are welcome and there is no charge to participate. You can go wander around the shrines and temples…

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November 2019

Ritual Fire-walking at Daigan-ji Temple, Miyajima

November 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Daigan-ji Temple, 3 Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 739-0535 Japan
Free
Daigan-ji Temple firewaalking ritual Miayjima Hiroshima

Impressive and elaborate ritual that culminates in priests and members of the public rushing across hot coals in front of Daigan-ji Temple, located at the exit from Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima. For more about and photos and video of this fire-walking ritual click here.

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April 2020

Fire walking ritual at Daishoin Temple

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Daisho-in Temple, 210 Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 739-0592 Japan
Free

Photo: Lance Cpl. Benjamin Pryer "Hi-watari-shiki" Fire walking ritual takea place at Daishoin Temple on Miyajima twice a year on April 15 and November 15. Readings from the 8000 verse Perfection of Wisdom Sutra begin at 11am and extravagant Saito-goma rituals begin around 1pm in the temple forecourt with a purification offering to the alter and the chanting of sutras. This is followed by two Buddhist monks circling the area with swords and then shooting 7 arrows into the air…

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November 2020

Fire walking ritual at Daishoin Temple

November 15 @ 11:00 am
Daisho-in Temple, 210 Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 739-0592 Japan
Free

Photo: Lance Cpl. Benjamin Pryer "Hi-watari-shiki" Fire walking ritual takea place at Daishoin Temple on Miyajima twice a year on April 15 and November 15. Readings from the 8000 verse Perfection of Wisdom Sutra begin at 11am and extravagant Saito-goma rituals begin around 1pm in the temple forecourt with a purification offering to the alter and the chanting of sutras. This is followed by two Buddhist monks circling the area with swords and then shooting 7 arrows into the air…

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One Year Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Visit to Hiroshima

November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan

The Bishop will hold a special mass at the Hiroshima Memorial Cathedral for World Peace at 4pm and then walk to Peace Memorial Park. Others will gather at the recently restored Rest House visitor center in at 5:45pm. There will be a moment of silent prayer at the Cenotaph to the A-bomb Vicitims at 6pm to the sounding of the Peace Bell. The city government and the Peace Memorial Museum have given permission to use the candle that Pope Francis…

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