Prince Shotoku played a key role in the spread of Buddhism in 7th century Japan. A service to commemorate his death is held every March at Horyuji, head temple of the sect which bears his name. The ceremony is perhaps best known for the colourful offerings laid out in his honour. Heavily influenced by ancient Korean rites, the breath-taking temple atmosphere is said to resemble a Buddhist paradise.
Last update: 2017-06-14
- Venue Details & Access Info
1-1 Horyuji-sannai, Ikaruga, Ikoma (Horyuji Temple)
From JR Horyuji Station:
- 20 minutes on foot from the station.
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- address 生駒郡斑鳩町法隆寺山内1-1（法隆寺） 1-1 Horyuji-sannai, Ikaruga, Ikoma (Horyuji Temple)
- Opening Time & Admissions
22 Mar - 24 Mar
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