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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT -Response to New Coronavirus Infections

  • IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Response to New Coronavirus Infections

    In order to comply with the directives of both the Japanese National and Tokyo Metropolitan governments’ and to fulfill our social responsibilities to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Tsukiji Hongwanji Buddhist Temple will be implementing the following responses. We apologize for any inconveniences and ask for your understanding.

  • Period: April 8 (Wed) to May 31 (Sun)

    The period may be shortened or extended according to the situation.

  • We ask of the following:

    1. Please consider changing the dates of visiting the temple in accordance to the situation.

    2. Applications for the joint tomb, columbarium and memorial services will be ceased during the above period.

    3. As the Information Center will be closed, shops located within (Café Tsumugi, Bookstore and official merchandise shop) will also be closed for business during the above period.

  • Change in business hours

    April 8 (Wed) to May 31 (Sun)

    Cease in accepting applications for memorial services, joint tomb and columbarium

     

    April 8 (Wed) to May 31 (Sun)

    Closure of Information Center

    (Café, Book Shop, Official Merchandise Shop)

  • Cancelled / Postponed Events

    For the time being

    Pipe organ lunchtime concert

     

    For the time being

    English Dharma Service

    Scheduled Online streaming.

     

    July/August
    Tsukiji Hongwanji Bon-odori Festival
  • For information about the English Dharma Service:

    Click here for English Dharma Service page

    The Nembutsu; getting to know who is arrogant,
    conceited, prideful and vain

    Rev. YAMAMOTO Koshin
    Resident Minister, Myoenji Temple, Kanagawa

    [お念仏に出逢う」
    神奈川県 妙延寺住職 山本 浩真 師

    Download handout/講義資料ダウンロード

  • Message from the Director

    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

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