Published April 2018.
Chiryu Koubousan Henjoin Temple
It is a temple with many Buddhas and Gods. In Japan there are many Buddhas and you can find almost all Buddhas and Gods in this Temple. The ceremony (Hatsu Koubou Daihannya Goma Kitoukau) or prayer service for Buddhas and Gods is held every year. It is a traditional event in the city of Chiryu.
Hatsu Koubou Daihannya Gum Kitoukai
It is a day of prayer held at Chiryu Koubousan Henjouin Temple. Every year in March is held the event (Mass), where the Shinto priests perform the ceremony of the requests and wishes of all for Buddhas and Gods.
This ceremony has been held since ancient times in Japan. On January 21 on the ancient calendar that corresponds this year to March 8.
The ceremony begins at 9hrs and runs until 14hrs. People of all ages attend this event to thank and make their requests, such as a better life, protection, health, money, etc.
Inside and outside the temple there are several statues of Buddhas
• 子 育 弘法 大師 Kosodate Kobo Daishi: Children's Buddha, for protection and health of children or even to get pregnant.
• 水 子 堂 Mizukodou: Buddha of children dying in childbirth or before birth.
• 弁 天堂 Bentendou: Buddha of traders, to attract many customers.
• 薬 師 堂 Yakushidou: Buddha, if you have a health problem such as an organ that stops working, the person himself asked to die before the health problems get worse, and many others.
Aichi-ken Chiryu-shi Kōbōchō Kōbōyama 19