Apr 7, 2015

Hiwatarishiki in Daishoin Temple

Date: Apr 15th 11am
Location: Daishoin Temple 

Hello from Hiroshima Hana hostel, It's Kana here.
It's getting warmer and warmer. My one of favourite season is finally arrived.

Miyajima is one of World heritage in Hiroshima and they have annual event.
There is quite interesting event is coming up in Mid Apr.

 As you can see from attached photo, the man is walking on the fire.
This is a religious rite performed by the Shingon Sect of Buddhism.
This is followed by two Buddhist monks circling the area with swords and then shooting 7 arrows into the air which the worshippers struggle to retrieve.

After the fire burns down, and only red coals remain, the head Buddhist monk, followed by the mountain monks and worshippers, walk barefoot across the coals chanting a prayer for good health and fortune.

Why don't you join to this awesome event? But please please be careful not to burn yourself too much!

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