September 12
The Ryuko Persecution Remembrance Service

This service is to commemorate a miracle occurring at Katase-Tatsu-no-Kuchi (currently Fujisawa City, Kanagawa) when Nichiren was about to be executed on September 12, 1271 as part of governmental persecution. It is said that a round shining object flew in from southeast to northwest at the very moment he was to be beheaded, which frightened officers and halted the execution.