2017 年 Summer Study Tozan 夏期 研修登山

On 17 August 2017, approximately 200 Kaimyoin believers departed for Head Temple, Taisekiji, to attend the 20th Overseas Believers August Summer Study Tozan.

This was the largest group of overseas believers gathering at Taisekiji for the summer study course – with 2500 overseas believers from around 52 countries, supported by Japanese Hokkeko believers.

Everyone arrived at the Head Temple in high spirits; as the weather and environment supported our journey with the clouds providing some shade from the summer heat in Japan.

After attending the Gokaihi Ceremony to repay our debts of gratitude to the three treasures. Believers were treated to an exhibit on the five-storey pagoda at the Treasure Hall. With that Day 1 ended. The next day we woke up at 1 am to participate in Ushitora Gongyo together with High Priest.

During this tozan, we were privileged to have an audience with the High Priest, where He gave an important guidance on faith as the essential point of our practice. Believers were also able to make toba offerings for the deceased at the Kyakuden during this general Summer Study Meeting.

Our believers learnt the significance of the five-storey pagoda, and the sincere gokuyo efforts and spirit that of the pioneer believers had. The single-minded devotion and unity between priesthood and laity through the years made the construction of the five-storey pagoda possible.

It was also a momentous occasion for Singapore believers, with an invitation from the Overseas Department to perform the ukulele at this Summer Study Tozan.

Forty representatives from Kaimyo-in performed two songs – United for 2021 and 月亮代表我的心 (translated as “The Moon Represents My Heart”) at the closing ceremony. The resounding applause from the audience resonated with the vibrant energy to move forward in our respective countries’ kosen-rufu movement towards 2021.

After departing Taisekiji, we visited various sites such as the Tatsunokuchi persecution site, making the long climb up where Nichiren Daishonin first chanted Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo and sightings of the tai fish. We were also fortunate to have stayed at a hotel located near the Daishonin’s birthplace.

Despite the large group and varying ages of the believers, from 5 to 80 years old; everyone supported one another throughout the journey, with smiles, high spirit, forging new bonds and renewed determination in our faith and practice! This was truly a significant and memorable tozan for all of us.

8月17日,大约200名开妙院信徒前往总本山大石寺,参加第20届海外部信徒八月份夏期研修登山。

这也是有史以来,海外部信徒聚集在大石寺参加夏期研修登山人数最多的一次,共有2500名来自大约52个国家的海外部信徒,在日本法华讲信徒的协助下参加登山。

信徒们在良好的气候和环境中,兴致勃勃地抵达总本山。漫天的云朵为信徒们遮阴,抵挡了日本夏天的酷热,使信徒们可以愉快地登山。

信徒们在参加御开扉仪式向三宝御报恩谢德之后,继续前往五重塔以及参观宝物殿展览。第一天行程结束之后,紧接着就是第二天凌晨一点钟起床准备与御法主上人一同参加丑演勤行。

这次的登山过程中,信徒们很荣幸地聆听到,御法主上人对于信心和修行的关键所给予重要的御指南。信徒们也有机会在客殿向已故者做塔婆供养。

信徒们在研修会中学习到五重塔的深远意义和先锋信徒们诚意的御供养与奉献精神。他们多年来一心一意的确信,以僧俗一致、异体同心的精神,让五重塔得以落实。

这次登山也是新加坡信徒们的一个新的里程碑 — 开妙院受海外部的邀请,在这次夏期研修登山活动中演奏乌克丽丽。40名开妙院的代表在闭幕典礼时弹奏了两首曲子《United for 2021》以及《月亮代表我的心》。观众源源不绝的掌声,响应着各个国家朝向2021年迈向广宣流布之大愿的正能量。

离开大石寺之后,信徒们拜访了龙口法难的刑场,并攀爬层层楼梯到日莲大圣人首唱南无妙法莲华经的所在地,还去看了鲷鱼。信徒们很有福运,可以住在靠近大圣人出生地的酒店。

这真是一次意义非凡又难忘的登山。尽管团队人数众多,参加者的年龄层从5岁到80岁,信徒们依然在旅程中互相支持,以高昂的精神和亲切的笑容结识新的信徒朋友,更新了自己对信心和修行的决意。