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Mt Kuhon Daiden Temple Ceremony 九品山会式

2014.03.03 (Mon)

Kuhonsan

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.

九品山大伝寺の開創は1024(万寿1)年で、大和の当麻寺(たいまでら)から中将姫(ちゅうじょうひめ)の遺跡を分移しています。その時、「当麻寺の練供養の儀式でお迎えし引き移したので、この周辺を引地という」と伝えられています。九品山会式は旧暦3月14日の日暮れから15日にかけて行われ、15日の午後は流れ勧請(かんじょう)の供養に続き、中将姫の練供養が行われます。

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