Syuni-e at Nigatsudo of Todaiji Temple (video)

by Hideo

 

Priests swing torches

in order to pray for the peace and security of a nation. It has been observed without interruption since 752. That is, this is the 1264th year of the historic festival.
 It is a severe training held annually from March 1 through 14.  Priests pray to Kannon Bosatsu with 11 faces enshrined at this hall for world peace and forgivenss for people's sins.

Syuni-e at Nigatsudo of Todaiji Temple (video)

Syuni-e at Nigatsudo of Todaiji Temple (video)Syuni-e at Nigatsudo of Todaiji Temple (video)

 

Syuni-e (Main Event)

is that 10 out of 11 priests called "Rengyoshu" hold up kago-torches with a length of 6 meters and a weight of 80 kg go up stone stairs and run on the corridor with a torch. It is held for about 20 minutes from 7 PM.

Please check  The Ancient Capital of Nara : Todaiji Temple Kasuga Shrine and Kofukuji Temple.

Syuni-e at Nigatsudo of Todaiji Temple (video)Syuni-e at Nigatsudo of Todaiji Temple (video)Syuni-e at Nigatsudo of Todaiji Temple (video)

 

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10 Mar 2015


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Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !! read more


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