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Daisho-in Temple

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210 Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 739-0592 Japan
(0829)44-0111 

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April 2017
Free

Walking Over Fire Ceremony

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
firewalking ritual daishoin miyajima

"Hi-watari-shiki" Walking Over Fire Ceremony take place at Daishoin Temple on Miyajima twice a year on April 15 and November 15. The ceremony begins at 1pm with a purification offering to the alter, and chanting of Buddhist sutras. This is followed by two Buddhist monks circling the area with swords and then shooting 7 arrows into the air which the worshippers struggle to retrieve. Lastly, while mountain priests blow their conch shells the arrangement of cypress branches is ignited. After…

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November 2017
Free

Fire walking ritual at Daishoin Temple

November 15 @ 11:00 am
daishoin firewalking

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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