October 11-13th
The Founderfs Passing Remembrance Ceremony

To commemorate the day of Nichiren Shoninfs passing away, a special service is performed in an abridged style to honor his meritorious legacy and express our gratitude to him. He entered Nirvana at around 8:00 am, October 13, 1282 at the residence of Ikegami Munenaka (today located at Ikegami, Ota Ward, Tokyo). According to the legend that cherry trees in the garden bloomed on this day, numerous lanterns evoking cherry blossoms are lit at the ceremony.