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秋篠宮ご夫妻、高野山ご訪問

秋篠宮ご夫妻が「高野山開創1200年記念大法会」に参列するため、高野山真言宗の総本山・金剛峯寺を訪れた。50日間に及ぶ宗教行事の締めくくりとなる結願法会に臨席する。
写真はと秋篠宮ご夫妻と添田隆昭 高野山真言宗宗務総長。


安倍晋三首相が外国人観光客でにぎわう世界遺産の高野山を見学


首相は免税店増設などを通した観光振興に早急に着手する意向を示した。
写真は安倍首相と添田隆昭 高野山真言宗宗務総長。
また実際のニュース動画はこちらからご覧になれます。

 シドニー青山寺本堂落慶並びにカウラ収容所慰霊法要

*以下宗報より転載

 

オーストラリア、シドニーの青山寺ご住職斉藤和證師は、オーストラリアにおける唯一の真言寺院として活躍を続ける傍ら、「スポーツチャンバラ」というユニークな方法で日本文化の普及に努めてこられました。この度、本堂を完成され、今秋、落慶法要を予定しておられます。
 またシドニー郊外のカウラには、かつて、第二次世界大戦の捕虜収容所があり、多数の日本兵が収容されておりました。昭和十九年、彼らは集団脱走を企て、二百数十名が命を落としました。本年はその七十周年にあたります。
 斉藤ご住職さまからの招請を受け、本年十一月、私が団長として青山寺訪問し、本堂落慶法要を執り行い、海外開教の第一線に立たれるご住職を激励申し上げると共に、カウラ捕虜収容所跡で、異境に亡くなられた方々の慰霊法要を行うこととなりました。有縁の皆様のご参加をお待ち申し上げます。
                                                                高野山真言宗宗務総長 添田 隆昭

NEWS

Koyasan Shingonshu Kongoubuji Souchou Soeda Ryushou and eleven laypersons visited Seizanji Temple for the Opening Ceremony which was held on November 2014.
The  Opening Ceremony was attended by Japanese Kimono Ladies, local Australian monks and Japanese monks totalling over 70 people, livening up the atmosphere.

Seizanji Temple officially was recognised on November 2014, when Koyasan Shingonshu Kongoubuji Souchou Soeda Ryushou and eleven laypersons visited Seizanji Temple.

On the previous day of the Opening Ceremony for Seizanji Temple, the Koyasan Visitors including Souchou Soeda Ryushou visited the 70th Memorial Anniversary Services held in Cowra. They prayed
for the resting in peace for the dead soldiers and citizens of World War II.

At Seizanji Temple, we held Ajikan meditation classes and Kannonko which offered deeper understanding of Japanese culture and Buddhism throughout the year.

'Shichigosan' event for children

'Shichigosan' is a 'seven, five, three' festival. It is a festival and a rite of passage for three and seven year old girls and three and five year old boys in Japan, usually held annually on the 15th of November. This festival celebrates the growth and well-being of a child and their future prosperities. 

 

We were very lucky to have a wonderful family, Ms. Iijima and her two lovely children celebrating their 'Shichigosan' here, at Seizanji Temple. 

A photograph of the Iijima family, Rev. Washo Saito and Shinbukan students
A photograph of the Iijima family, Rev. Washo Saito and Shinbukan students

New Year Blessing 2017 加持祈祷 (8th January 2017)

It is now 2017, the Year of the Rooster, Seizanji Temple looks forward to a bright and prosperous new year. On the 8th of January 2017, we had our annual 'New Year Blessing' event where Rev. Washo Saito provided blessings through Shingon, traditional 'Kajikito'.

 

We wish you all a happy, successful and safe 2017! Please keep in touch with our events through: https://koyasanshingonshu.jimdo.com/events/

 

文化庁文化部宗務課の職員による視察 Agency for Cultural Affairs Japan visits Koyasan Seizanji Temple for observation on spreading Koyasan Shingonshu throughout the West - (14th February 2017)

文化庁

文化部 宗務課 宗教法人室 法人係長 林 実 様、

Agency for Cultural Affairs - Japan

Hayashi Minoru, Unit Chief, Religious Affairs Division, Agency for Cultural Affairs

 

文化庁

文化部 宗務課 専門職 大澤 広嗣 様、

Agency for Cultural Affairs - Japan

Ph.D. Osawa Koji, Specialist, Religious Affairs Division

 

Cowra Breakout Memorial Service 5th of August 2017

On the 5th of August 2017, Seizanji Temple attended the annual Cowra Breakout Memorial Service. In attendance were Rev. William Washo Saito, Wako, Waki and Wajin. We were honoured by the presence of Naval Attache, Captain Shinsuke Amano, who kindly gave us permission to upload these photographs, commemorating the occasion. We would like to take this opportunity to show our sincere gratitude and respect for him. We would also like to show our thanks to 駐豪特命全権草賀大使夫妻, the Ambassador for the Embassy of Japan.

 

 

A big thank you also to the Cowra Breakout Association, in particular to Senior Vice President, Harvey Nicholson for making this important event happen. We also enjoyed the morning tea provided kindly by the Association.

 

We look forward to returning next year for the Sakuramatsuri event.

Wako's Journey to Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage

Wako Hope (Raymond) has just taken the gruelling Shikoku pilgrimage early this year. The trip involves a 1,200 km loop around the island of Shikoku with 88 Buddhist Temples throughout the journey. With very limited possessions and no Google Maps to guide the way, Wako made it to the end. The trip was a life-time achievement for him as well as a significant weight loss reduction!

 

Congratulations, Wako.