Night Memorial

September 26th, 2022 at 11:00 AM
12:30 PM

This ritual has ended.




Everyone is welcome to join us on the far side of the year at Byodoji Temple, the 22nd temple of the 88 temples of Shikoku. Why don't you join us in making memorial services for your loved ones at the sacred site of the Great Priest of Shikoku🙏.

👇For more information about the Ohigan, please refer to the following URL👇.

👇Click here to apply👇.


The autumnal equinox season has come again this year. The Ohigan is the period of time when the distance between the world of the Buddha, the Higan (彼岸), and our world, the Konogishi (此岸), is at its closest.

Please join us in prayer at this time when we can feel closer to the world of the Buddha where our deceased loved ones are.

🔵 offerings at remote locations

Since 2020, Byodoji Temple has started remote offerings. You can share the time of prayer through the screen. If you would like to pray for, make offerings to, or worship your loved ones in this way as well, please apply for this service.

🟡 The Way of Memorial Service

The period of the 2022 memorial service is one week, with a morning service at 6:00 a.m. and evening service at 4:00 p.m. every day from September 20, and a memorial service at 8:00 p.m. until September 26, when the service is read aloud.


You can apply online for a Kaito no Shoumei, a wooden plaque, and a Sotoba Kuyo (memorial service). After the opening of the eyes and a one-week memorial service, we will send them to you after September 27.

Details of the memorial service

Obon offerings proceed as follows

🌄 Morning Service

🗓 September 20 - September 26 ⏱ 06:00 - 07:30

About 1 hour and 30 minutes of service. The Yakushi-bo (Medicine Buddha) service, in which prayers are offered to the main deity, Yakushi Nyorai, is performed. The sutra to be recited is the Rishu-kyo. We will read out the sutras and perform memorial services for the loved ones of those who have applied for the service. After the service, there is a daily Dharma talk of 10 to 30 minutes.

🌇 Evening Service

🗓 September 20 - September 26 ⏱ 16:00 - 17:30

About 1 hour and 30 minutes of service. The main purpose of this puja is to recite the name of Yakushi Nyorai. As with the morning service, we will read and offer memorial services to the loved ones of those who have registered for this service. After the service, there will be a daily Dharma talk of 10 to 30 minutes.

🌃 Offering ritual

🗓 September 20 - September 26 ⏱ 20:00 - 21:30

About 1 hour and 30 minutes. Recitation of "Rishu-kyo" with unique verses.

🔷Ohigan by remote

🔻We can worship from a distance.

Although we should visit the graves or pray in front of the Buddhist altar in accordance with Japanese tradition, in recent years, many families do not have such a situation.

In addition, with the recent spread of Covid-19, we have decided that we cannot respond to your wishes to hold memorial services for your loved ones by holding traditional Ohigan events, and have decided to accept remote memorial services.

The service will be held from 9/20 to 9/26, three times a day for one week, for a total of 21 times. The morning and evening services will be followed by a Dharma talk by the head priest, so we hope that each of you will experience the live-streaming of these services and spend this important period of time on the far bank of the river to make offerings to your loved ones.

Please refer to the following URL for more information about the 4th Anniversary of the Heishi 👇👇.

👇Click here to apply👇.

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