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Jan 16
All day
Ho-Onko (Shinran Memorial Day)

This is a Buddhist celebration.  Shinran was the founder of Jodo Shin-shu, one of the schools of Pure Land Buddhism

This service takes place on the 16th of January, the day Shinran Shonin passed away. His followers gather to express their appreciation and thanksgiving for his efforts in making in possible for us to receive the Love and Mercy of Amida Buddha. In the Hongwanji temple in Kyoto the Ho-onko services are held for one week from 9th January through the 16th. Special services for the families before the family altars may also be held besides those held at the temples.


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Contact: Becky Lamyman
Categories: Religious festivals


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