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Kanbutsu-e (Buddha’s Birthday, held in the Mieidō)

date
Apr 8, 2019
venue
Shūedō

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of Shakyamuni Buddha. We place a garland of flowers in the Mieidō (the hall that houses the image of Hōnen) and observe the Buddha’s birthday. We also pour sweet tea and sprinkle it on the Buddha. The origins of this ritual is that when the Buddha was born, the heavens celebrated by showering sweet dew.