July 31, 2010
At Daishi Kyokai, the training facility of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism, temple school for kids was open during summer vacation. Some children participated temple school here at Daishi Kyokai and enjoyed working like little monks, playing games, exploring the town, reading and writing with making many friends. Recently some foreign children got to join the school. Closing ceremony was held today.
July 28, 2010
July 21, 2010
UCHIDANGI is one of the traditional debates in Koyasan. Koyasan monks study hard and sophisticate themselves in the debates and make their way in their Buddhist life. Those debates are recited in the special melodious intonation. The recruits of special Institute called Kangakue to study harder about teaching of Kobo Daishi participate this debate for the first time and practice so hard for UCHIDANGI. This is the gateway to become the senior priests in Koyasan.
The traditional flower arrangement "GODANBANA (the five-story arranging)" are displayed in the ceremony. By KQ
July 19, 2010
At last, the rainy season is over! Summer season has just set in. In order to celebrate the beginning of the summer, Fireworks Display was held at Marina-city in Wakayama. Only a five-minute-show, however, so many people enjoyed splendid sparkling fireworks.
July 9, 2010
year. Why don't you try that too? And still you'd love to wandering around, please do be careful where you walk. At GARAN, the core temple complex, the ground becomes very muddy and the approach of OKUNOIN becomes slippery.
Well, the rain gets heavier in the afternoon but the temperature doesn't go up to 17 degrees Celcius. You can feel the cool air in Koyasan today.
Monday, July 5th, 2010 Cloudy
July 2, 2010
If you'd like to know the brief introduction of Koyasan, please join the morning tour visiting 3 major spots in Koyasan. These Free Guided Tours are available on the first Saturday every month from April to October this year and our trainee guides are willingly help you with showing around. Anybody is welcome! Why don't you come and join us? (KQ)
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July 1, 2010
3 people joined our Wednesday Tour in the morning and 2 joined in the afternoon.
At Daimon gate, hydrangeas have just started to bloom. But most of the places in Koyasan, hydrangeas are not in season yet. Maybe in the mid July or even August, you can see beautiful hydrangeas all around Koyasan.