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One March 21st, many years ago, Kobo Daishi (774-835), founder of the Shingon Buddhist school and celebrated in most temples in Koyasan, went into meditation for eternity.
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Dai Mandara Ku Festival
If you travel through Koyasan in April, you may come face to face with a curious procession when visiting Garan Temple: on the 10th of the most important ceremonies of the sacred mountain is held,
Every year, in August, the monastic center of Koyasan organizes a festival to honor the dead (obon).
How was an inhabitant of a village in Shikoku able to rise up to the level of the great and travel to China? Aoba Matsuri honors the work of this major figure in Japanese Buddhism.
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