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Aoba Festival , June 15th 2018

This is a festival celebrating the birth of Kobo Daishi(Kukai), on June 15. The name “Aoba” means green leaves which is appropriately used to name the festival held at a time of new leaves. This is the one day when Koyasan is a truly Buddhist-centered town, with citizens and worshippers spreading out on the roads …

Koya Fire Festival

The event for the start of the mountain-climbing season an Mt.Koya is held in every 2nd March. And the Buddhist rite of cedar-stick burning.(from 12:30 pm) Reference : Koyasan Shukubo Associtation

Koyasan Rosoku-Matsuri ( Candle Festival )August 13, 2017

On the evening of August 13,about 100,000 candles placed along the approach from Ichi-no-hashi Bridge to Kobo Daishi (Kukai)’s Mausoleum light up the nearly 2km road. This is a festival to pray for the souls of ancestors and those lying beyond in the Okuno-in. The candles lights flickering in this sacred site create a fantastic …

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