Rokusai Nenbutsu Buddhist Dances (held at several temples)

【Aug. 8-31】Rokusai Nenbutsu Buddhist Dances (held at several temples)

  1. Mibu Rokusai Nenbutsu at Mibu Temple © Digital-na Kajiya

    The Rokusai Nenbutsu dance was developed by the Buddhist saint, Kuya in the Heian period (794-1185), to spread the salvation of Buddhism among the people through chanting and dancing
    These dances are designated as an important intangible cultural heritage
    The dance is performed at many temples during Obon (Festival of the Dead) as a form of prayer for ancestral spirits.


  2. Aug. 9 & 16:Mibu Rokusai Nenbutsu
    From 20:00 on the 9th, from 20:30 on the 16th
    Mibu Temple Access: Kyoto City Bus #26, get off at Mibuderamichi
    Tel: 075-841-3381.

     
    Aug. 14: Senbon Rokusai Nenbutsu
    From 19:00
    Senbon Enma-do Temple Access: Kyoto City Bus #206, get off at Kenryuko-mae
    Tel: 075-462-3332.

     
    Aug. 18, 20, 22:Koyamago Rokusai Nenbutsu Buddhist Dances
    Koyamago dances are held at 3 temples each day
    on the 18th at Kamigoryo Shrine from around 20:30
    the 20th at Kofuku-ji Templefrom around 19:00
    and on the 22nd at Jozen-ji Temple from around 20:00.



The information on this site is reprinted from the August 2017 issue of Kyoto Visitor's Guide. ◎AD BRAIN INC. Published on 17.07.26

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