Novel Coronavirus infections have been detected in Japan. In compliance with directives from the state government and affiliated agencies, Tsukiji Hongwanji is cooperating with various steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
We ask those who come to visit Tsukiji Hongwanji to cooperate to curb the spread by washing your hands and wearing face masks when visiting.
※Tsukiji Hongwanji staff will also be wearing masks to curb the spread. We ask for your kind understanding and cooperation.
Please take note of the following changes in visiting and business hours, as well as the cancellation and postponement of various events as listed below.
From June 1 (Mon) ~
Acceptance of applications for memorial services, joint tomb, and columbarium
From June 1 (Mon) ~
Reopening of the Information Center
Tsumugi Café 8:00 ~ 18:00 (shortened business hours)
Bookshop 10:00 ~ 17:00
Official Shop 9:00 ~ 17:00
For the time being
Pipe organ lunchtime concert
Tsukiji Hongwani Bon Odori Festival
Regular sermons (in Japanese) – Website: https://tsukijihongwanji.jp/utility/
English Dharma Service – https://tsukijihongwanji.jp/lecture/saturday-english-service/
Shin Buddhism within the context of Buddhism
Rev. OGI Shojun
Resident Minister, Choshoji Temple, Yamaguchi
山口県 超勝寺住職 大來 尚順 師
Dear Dharma friends, I am YASUNAGA Yugen, Director of Tsukiji Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Thank you very much for your support of Tsukiji Hongwanji.
Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, at present, Tsukiji Hongwanji has cancelled or postponed various events such as the regular sermons, pipe organ concert and Ginza Salon seminars.
Ministers and staff who have direct contact with everyone during funerals and other services also carry out daily temperature checks, and regularly wash hands and gargle.
However, as reported in the news, the number of infected people are increasing in Japan as well as all over the world, and cities like Paris, London and other big cities are being locked down as well, causing much anxiety.
Tsukiji Hongwanji has decided to broadcast its services and sermons over the internet, hoping that this will be of comfort.We hope that by watching and listening to the services and sermons, those who feel anxiety or loneliness can find solace.
During times like these, as people to lack leeway, it is easy to fall prey to panic, resulting in prejudice, bullying and discrimination against the weak in society. However, as proven many times, mankind has always managed to overcome various difficulties and obstacles again. At times like these, we should help each other with a sense of appreciation.
Regarding the novel coronavirus, there are countless amounts of information being spread daily. However, we should keep a calm mind and decipher what type of information is correct, rather than swallow everything.We should also be wary of spreading false information. It is best to follow the advice coming from the state, governmental and public bodies, as well as to follow prevention measures such as the washing of hands regularly.
As of April 1, about 40 thousand people around the world have died due to the pandemic. I wish to express my solemn condolences. I also hope for the quick recovery of those who are in recuperation.I also wish to express my deepest respect to all frontline medical staff. I sincerely hope that this pandemic will end soon, and to see the smile on everyone’s faces when you visit Tsukiji Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.
YASUNAGA Yugen, Director, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Tsukiji Hongwanji Buddhist Temple