The Northern California Koyasan Temple is pleased to announce that the Shomieku Commemoration Service  will be held on Sunday, April 30th, 2023.

About Shomieku Commemoration Service

“Shomieku” means the ritual (Ku) of recollecting the holy (Sho) image (Mie) of Kobo Daishi, founder of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism and pioneer of Japanese culture. The holy image refers to the famous portrait painted by Prince Takaoka (Shinnyo), which is kept preserved in the Miedō (Portrait Hall) in Mount Koya, Japan. A copy of this portrait was presented to the Daishi Kyokai Church (the predecessor to Koyasan Betsuin) in 1913; the image is now prominently displayed above O-daishisama’s shrine in the Hondo.

Please contact the Temple at or 916.444.0111 for more information.