Obon memorial

August 10th, 2022 at 11:00 AM
1:00 PM

This ritual has not been held yet


The Obon season has come again this year. Obon is the time of year when our ancestors come to enjoy time at home once a year. Families come together to welcome their ancestors on August 13, treat them well, and see them off on the 16th (the date may vary depending on local customs). This event used to be held all over Japan. Today, as the nature of the family and home has changed, the nature of Obon has naturally changed as well.

Especially in recent years, the threat of Covid-19, a new coronavirus infection, has made it difficult to travel. We receive many comments at the temple, such as, "I can't go back to my parents' house," "I really want to visit the graves, but I can't," and so on.

Therefore, since 2020, Byodoji Temple has been conducting remote memorial services for our ancestors. Through the screen, we can share the time of prayer. If you would like to pray for, make offerings to, or worship your ancestors in this way, please apply for this service.

The period of the memorial service is one week, starting with the morning service on August 10, followed by the daily morning service at 6:00 a.m., evening service at 4:00 p.m., and the reading of the prayers at the Shigataki-e at 8:00 p.m. until August 16.

Depending on the ritual

Online prayer application

1. How to apply

You can apply from your smartphone or computer from the following page. https://byodoji.online/en/app

2. Offering

21 readings per week: 2,500 yen

3. How to pay

Online payment (credit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay) or bank transfer

4. Precautions

The denomination does not matter. We pray in the way of the Koyasan Shingon Buddhism.


1. What is Añjali?

It is a web application for praying online developed by the chief priest of Byodoji. While ensuring anonymity, we will visualize your wishes and deliver them to the principal buddha. There is also a money offering function. It is a new form of prayer.

2. How to apply

You can apply from your smartphone or computer from the following page. https://byodoji.online/en/anjali

3. Offering

Free. It is also possible to send an offering as a gift.

4. How to pay the offer

Online payment (credit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay)

Q & A

1. What is Q & A?

The chief priest values the question and answers session with the worshipers and the sutra chanting. If you have any questions about Buddhism or everyday events, ask questions.

2. How to ask a question

You can ask questions from your smartphone or computer on the following page. https://byodoji.online/en/qa

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