November 2, 2018
The Ho'onko Service for Shinran Shonin was practiced with eleven priests and about 60 followers attending.

The Dharma talks were delivered by Rev. Kobun Yuki both in the morning and afternoon.

October 3, 2018

Today Rev. Thomas Moser in Germany sent me a PDF of the Shinshu Newsletter October 2018, which shows
a Heart Bookmark essay of mine "I Can't Quit," two Dharma Cards, and a Haiku Calendar for September. It
is marvelous that such Dharma messages are transferred to Europe from a small town in Japan.

September 21-23, 2018

On September 21 through 23 early morning (Fall Equinox Dharma days), the whole
Pure Land Sutras were recited by devout temple followers, taking more than three hours.

A Sunday School card was printed as retold by Sakino Yoshida (d. 102) who,
  was impressed by the same card when she saw it as a girl in our old Sunday
  School more than 90 years ago.
    Papa: "Hey, boy, watch out!  Somebody will come."
    Son: "Nobody comes, but the moon is looking."


August 26, 2018
  The Ohji Sunday School kids had a day out by car to Ikeda Town, visiting Toy House,
Woodlabo, Higashimata Mini Temple, and Konnyaku Jelly Workshop.

July 23, 2018
The 32nd Dawn Dharma Lecture 1 was delilvered by Rev. Koju Fujieda on "Emancipation of Karma Sufferings."

July 24, 2018
The 32nd Dawn Dharma Lecture 2 was delilvered by Rev. Norie Asakura
on "Shinjin as True Cause, Nembutsu as Thanks Manifestation."

June 25, 2018
  This winter's heavy snow left its claw mark on the roof of the temple
 roof. The repairing work needed the scafold setting, which teaches us the
 importance of a secure scafold for the construction of our life.

May 27, 2018
The Eitaikyo (Sutra Chanting for the Deceased) Services were held on May 27
and Rev. Ryujo Yasuno delievered Dharma talks in the morning and afternoon.

May 6, 2018

Ohji Sunday School celebrated Shakyamuni Buddha's birthday, Hanamatsuri
(Flower Festival). Everybody, young and old, were excited when they sprinkled
sweet tea drops on to the head of the Baby Buddha.

                Greetings to Shakyamuni Buddha

              A Happy Birthday to Shakyamuni Buddha.

   You were born in India on April 8 about 2500 years ago and attained great enlightenment.
For this reason we can hear your splendid teachings at present.
   What a nice blessing your birth was for us!  Today we sincerely celebrate it as Hanamatsuri or Flower Festival.
   Dear Buddha, please continue to teach and guide us from now on. We will make our best to become good Buddha children.
           May 6, 2018 (Heisei 30)
                        All Ohji Sunday School Pupils

A Sunday School sixth grader
sprinkled sweet tea on to the
head of the Baby Buddha.

Some senior temple followers
participated in the tea dedication.

A memorial photo was taken as
(Flower Festival, 2018 / Heisei 30).

April 8, 2018


Kunitaka Harmonica Club played 11 tunes at Yasuragi Meeing

  ”If you are happy, let's clap hands" All sang and clapped hands.

April 9, 2018

 Visiting the Goto Matabei Cherry Blossoms (1) in Uda, Nara Pref.

     The Goto Matabei Cherry Blossoms (2)

     The Goto Matabei Cherry Blossoms (3)

February 13, 2018
   After the last two snow attacks.     However,
          All covered by snow, there stands still the Buddha, inside.
          Mountainous snow can't hinder the light from the Buddha of limitless light. 

February 1, 2018

  My Dharma essay "The One Who Makes You Say the Nembutsu,"
a translation of the Japanese original for the Gunmo 198 has been
printed in the Shinshu News Letter, Februar 2018 in Germany.
(Click here.)

January 30, 2018

             Everything is in the snow.

January 7, 2018

Ohji Sunday School kids wrote their New Year's decisions; later played cards.

December 31, 2017

One-hundred-and-eight Dharma haikus are handed to each striker of the New
Year's Eve bell, as a few strip samples pen-brushed by the temple priest are
shown below.
The third from the left-hand end is a Sunday School kid's haiku:
  ”Kyarameru wa otsutome no ato de oishiina."
  (Caramel is given after chanting; very sweet I like.)

If you want to see the list of them, though in Japanese, click here 108 Dharma Haikus.

December 30, 2017
Two hanging scrolls pen-brushed by Ven. Zenmyo, newly mounted, are displayed by the
sides of the Ryokeiji Name scroll written by Prince Sukemasa Honda about 170 years ago.

November 28, 2017
  The chief abbot of Goshoji Main Temple gave a Dharma talk to the Ryokeiji Temple followers.

November 2, 2017
The Ho'onko Service was held for Shinran Shonin.

★Rev. Kobun Yuki delivered an impressive Dharma talk.

★ The audience viwed a DVD "The Life Story of Shinran Shonin," depicted by paper clay dolls.

October 1, 2017
 The Ohji Sunday School children visited the old people's homes Jurakuen and Wajoen.
They recited Shoshinge, viewed a DVD "Spider's Thread," exchaned quizzes, and sang songs
together with the old people. They spent a nicely pleasant morning




June 29, 2017
The Present Temple Pries's Article
     Printed in
The Pure Land (# 27)
issued by
International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies     

     If you want to read all pages, mail to me.  Mail

April 16, 2017
Wedding Reprt Service

Ryokeiji Temple's eldest daughter Eri Fujieda got married with Stuart Arkley last fall in America,
and the wedding was reported to Amida Buddha on April 16, 2017 under the ministership of
Shaku Joken, Rev. Junkyo Fujieda with the presence of her kin.

 ① Juzu (Rosary) exchange

 ② Wedding report to Amida Buddha

 ③ Darma talk by Rev. Joken

 ③ Response greetings by Eri and Stuart

 ④ Memorial photo of all participants

 ☆You Tube is prepared here.