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Otaya (Higashi Honganji Temple Arai Betsuin memorial service)東本願寺新井別院報恩講「おたや」

Event

This ceremony, known locally as the Otaya, is the largest Buddhist memorial service in the Joetsu area, and remembers the monk Shinran, his wife Eshin'-ni, and the founder of the Higashi Honganji Temple Arai Betsuin. Over 100 stalls are set up side by side at the temple, and each year great throngs of people come to enjoy the event. The Hokkoku Kaido Arai Jidai Festival is held on the last day, and during the festival traditional dances and sword dances are held, as well as a parade of over 100 persons dressed in traditional, handmade armor marking along the Hokkoku Kaido highway.

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Nigata Pref. Myoukoushi Shimomachi

phone 0255722425

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Address

Nigata Pref. Myoukoushi Shimomachi [map]

Phone

0255722425

Duration
To be determined To be determined
Average attendance
25,000people
Street stall
Available

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