Tag Archives: Hatsumairi

Hatsumairi

| March 11, 2017

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 »

Hatsumairi

| March 8, 2015

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 12, 2015,… Read More »

2014 Hanamatsuri/Hatsumairi Service

| April 6, 2014

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

| March 10, 2013

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 »