Monju Oeshiki

文殊お会式

Monju Oeshiki

文殊お会式

Abe-Monjuin is a temple dedicated to Monju Bosatsu, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom. Modern Japanese pay respects to Monju for help passing exams and mastering calligraphy. The temple’s grand ceremony is held yearly on March 25 and 26, when rites and incantations are performed bestowing wisdom upon all those gathered for the ceremony. The priests hand out wisdom-bearing mochi rice cakes to the crowd, but if your rice cake doesn’t fill you up, festival food stalls pack the temple grounds. All in all, if you’re in Nara at the time, you’d be wise to attend.

Venue Details & Access Info
Event Location

Abe-Monjuin Temple

Address

645 Abe, Sakurai (Abe-Monjuin Temple)

桜井市阿部645(安倍文殊院)

Access

From JR/Kintetsu Sakurai Station:
- 17 minutes on foot from the station.

Related VenuesAbe-Monjuin Temple

Name/address in local language

  • 文殊お会式 Monju Oeshiki
  • address 桜井市阿部645(安倍文殊院) 645 Abe, Sakurai (Abe-Monjuin Temple)
  • Address
Opening Time & Admissions
Event Date

25 Mar - 26 Mar

Opening Hours

9:00 - 17:00

Contact Details
Tel

0744-43-0002

Website

http://www.abemonjuin.or.jp/

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