Apr 7, 2016

HIwatarishiki in Daishoin Temple MIYAJIMA

Date: Apr 15th 11am~
Location: Miyajima Daishoin Temple

Konnichiwa from Hiroshima Hana Hostel. It's Kana here.
Did you enjoy SAKURA (Cherry blossom) in Japan??
How was it? I hope everybody enjoyed it and will come back next year to enjoy Sakura again. Spring and Sakura are my favorite!!!

Miyajima is very well known as one of must visit world heritage in Japan.
There will be one of interesting event will be held this month.

It is called "HIwatarishiki in Daishoin Temple " What they do is....
Walking in the fire. Sounds bit crazy and scary. But no worries! They do not walking in the real fire. After the fire burns down and only red coals remain, the head Buddhist monk, followed by the mountain monks and worshipers, walk barefoot across the coals chanting a prayer for good health and fortune. (Good to hear that...)

 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.
 Lastly, while mountain priests blow their conch shells the arrangement of cypress branches is ignited.

It will be great experience to watch! Why don't you join them!?

After enjoy this great experience, off to sightseeing beautiful Miyajima and enjoy beautiful scene and food!

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