Hatsumairi

Hatsumairi

Hatsumairi (Infant Presentation Ceremony) is a ceremony in which a child is presented to Amida Buddha for the first time. The Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple traditionally holds its Hatsumairi in conjunction with the Hanamatsuri service celebrating the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha. This year, the combined Hanamatsuri/Hatsumairi service will take place on Sunday, April 16, 2017, …read more

Hanamatsuri & Hatsumairi Services

Hanamatsuri & Hatsumairi Services

We held our combined Hanamatsuri (Buddha’s birthday) and Hatsumairi (infant presentation ceremony). We are happy to introduce three new babies to the Amida Buddha. …read more

2014 Hanamatsuri/Hatsumairi Service

2014 Hanamatsuri/Hatsumairi Service

Last Sunday, we held our joint Hanamatsuri/Hatsumairi Service. We had two Hatsumairi infants who were presented to the Amida Buddha for the first time. Officiating the service was Rev. John Iwohara, former resident minister of the Venice Hongwanji, now with Gardena Buddhist Church. Our guest speaker was Rev. Nobuo Miyaji, current resident minister of Gardena …read more

Hatsumairi

Hatsumairi (Infant Presentation Ceremony) is a ceremony in which a child is presented to Amida Buddha for the first time. The Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple traditionally holds its Hatsumairi in conjunction with the Hanamatsuri service celebrating the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha. This year, the combined Hanamatsuri/Hatsumairi service will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2013, …read more