The Shomieku Commemoration Service and Hanamatsuri will be held on Sunday, April 28th and Saturday, April 27th

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.

About Hanamatsuri
Hanamatsuri (Flower Festival) is celebrating the birth of Buddha; the title given to Siddhartha Gautama whose teachings became the foundation of Buddhism. The Hanamido will be decorated on April 27th at 1:00pm in the Social Hall.

Please contact the Temple at or 916.444.0111 for more information.