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
645 Abe, Sakurai (Abe-Monjuin Temple)
From JR/Kintetsu Sakurai Station:
- 17 minutes on foot from the station.
Related Venues Abe-Monjuin Temple
- 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)
- Opening Time & Admissions
25 Mar - 26 Mar
9:00 - 17:00
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