Every year on April 8, Todaiji Temple’s Busshoe Ceremony is held to celebrate the birth of Oshaka-sama, or Shakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. With the temple decked out in flowers, a variety of ceremonies are held for purposes of purification and atonement. It is also popularly tied to the arrival of spring. Parishioners pour sweet hydrangea tea over a statue of the Buddha at birth pointing to the heavens and the earth, and then enjoy some themselves. It is a time to remember the blessings of life and pray for peace.
Last update: 2019-06-10
- Venue Details & Access Info
406-1 Zoshicho, Nara (Todaiji Temple)
From Kintetsu Nara Station:
- 20 minutes on foot from the station.
Related Venues Todaiji Temple
- 仏生会 Busshoe Ceremony
- address 奈良市雑司町406-1（東大寺） 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara (Todaiji Temple)
- Opening Time & Admissions
8:00 - 9:00
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