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Rededication ceremony conducted at Otani Hombyo


Otani Hombyo, Kyoto- In commemorating the completion of Otani Mausoleum’s restoration work, a rededication ceremony was conducted on October 1.  The restoration work was part of the long-term projects for the 750th Memorial of Shinran Shonin.  The project began in 2006 and was completed in September 2009.  In addition to the refurbishing of the temple halls the drum tower, gates, surrounding walls, and odabisho (Shinran Shonin’s cremation site) were also refurbished.  Prior to the recent repair work, the last restoration which followed a fire in 1867 was conducted in 1869 and continued over a few years.

Excerpt from Hongwanji Journal, October 10, 2009.