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Kongobuji : Headquarters of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism

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Annual Events and Ceremonies

OKUNOIN MANDO-E

Date: April 21st, 9:00 am

Okunoin MAando-e 1

Okunoin Mando-e is held at Lantern Hall in Okunoin.

The ceremony of the "Ten-Thousand Lights(Mando)" is a prayer for world peace, an expression of gratefulness to the four obligations (Shion), which are the parents, all sentient beings, the three Buddhist treasures, and the rulers as well as for the benefit of the souls of the deceased. It is based on Mando-Mange-e that Kobo Daishi performed in 832. The ceremony is held once a year, and led by Hoin Gobo who plays the role of Kobo Daishi each year.

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