In Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture,
Inauguration Ceremony was performed on November 1, 2008,
whose magnificence and solemnity will go down in Buddhist history.
Under the clear sky, in the grand temple surrounded by the mountains in autumn colors,
a red carpet is spread on the straight white Approach lined by Nenbutsushu monks
in yellow robes standing at regular intervals.
Heaven, Earth, and Man are all integrated to set the stage for inauguration.
As the monks chant nenbutsu, supreme Buddhist leaders under canopies
of five different colors step forward in a traditional and beautiful procession.
T.M. King Father Norodom Sihanouk
and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk of the Kingdom of Cambodia as the chief guests of honor,
supreme Buddhist leaders from 32 countries across the five continents, T.E. the heads of state, national leaders,
ministers, ambassadors, as well as renowned cultural figures, totaling about 300 guests gathered
at the Inauguration Ceremony of the Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism in Japan.
The Head Temple of Nenbutsushu Buddhist Sect of Japan
The Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism
Spiritual base for the 370 million Buddhists in the world
Spiritual base for all the Buddhists in the world
Full scale temple carrying Buddhist cultures of India, China, Korea, and Japan
We extend our sympathy to those who are still in grave suffering and difficulty,
affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.