Mt Kuhon Daiden Temple Ceremony 九品山会式

2014.03.03 (Mon)


The Daiden-dera temple on Mount Kuhon was built in 1024, and the remains of Princess Chujo were transported there from the Taima-dera temple of Yamato (modern-day Nara). The remains were welcomed with a Buddhist memorial ceremony that Taima-dera temple is known for, the nerikuyou. It is said that the area around Daiden temple, Hikichi (lit: brought land), is so named because the nerikuyou was brought there from Taima-dera temple. This gathering is held every year from dusk on March 14 on the old calendar through to the afternoon of March 15, when the nerikuyou for Princess Chujo is performed.



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