Juzukuyo A memorial service to give thanks to all the people involved in the beads that have finished their role. It is held every year on November 23 (holiday) at Sekizan Zen-in Temple.

Kyoto Pearl Manufacturing Wholesale Cooperative Association
[Juzukuyo] A memorial service to give thanks to all the people involved in the beads that have finished their role. It is held every year on November 23 (holiday) at Sekizan Zen-in Temple.
This year, the general public can also visit. *Subject to change depending on the situation.

Every year on November 23rd (holiday), the Kyoto Juzuzu Manufacturing and Wholesale Cooperative Association holds a memorial service for rosaries and beads that are no longer used at Akazan Zenin, a sub-temple of Enryakuji Temple on Mt. (Sekizan Zenin)”.
Every year, at this event, which is held during the fall foliage season, prayers are held by the giant Ajari who has completed the Sennichi Kaihogyō, which is said to be the most rigorous training of the Tendai sect. I will feed the
Held annually on November 23rd (holiday) at Sekizan Zen-in Temple. While the people who have used the beads and the craftsmen involved in the production of the beads look on with a sense of gratitude, they are carefully burned by the large ajari. Thousands and tens of thousands of beads are offered on this day every year.
It is common to choose the appropriate treatment for rosaries and beads that are no longer used, instead of just throwing them away. If you wish to have a memorial service at the “Juzu Kuyo”, please bring it with you on the day, or contact a store that sells beads nearby and make a request. Sekizan Zenin also accepts mail orders. Please send your donations to the address below.
[Akayama Zen Temple] 18 Kaikonbocho, Shugakuin, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, 606-8036 [Image 1d112114-1-1ca3141c84efcaa0103d-9.jpg&s3=112114-1-47dcc49c08de54543d180ee93bf57064-2738x1825.jpg
Bead memorial service
Sekizan Zen-in is a sub-temple of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, the head temple of the Tendai sect, which was founded in 888 of the Heian period by the will of Jikaku Daishi Ennin, one of the founders of Japanese Buddhism who played a major role in Buddhism.
The tunnel of autumn leaves on the approach to the temple is known as a famous place for autumn leaves, and it is also called “Momiji-dera” (maple temple).
In 838, Ennin (794 – 864) traveled to Tang China on an envoy to Tang China, and after hardships learned the teachings of Tendai. He is said to have vowed to build Sekiyama Zen-in Temple in gratitude to Akayama Daimyojin, who guarded the process. After returning to Japan, Ennin laid the foundations of Tendai Esoteric Buddhism as the third Tendai-zasu (the highest-ranking priest of Enryaku-ji Temple), but he was unable to fulfill his wish to build a temple. More than 1,100 years have passed since it was founded by Anne, the 4th head of the Tendai sect, who received his will. In addition, it is included in the process of “Senichikai Hogyo”, which is known to be the most violent training in the Tendai sect of Buddhism. Ajari is in charge. Location: 18 Kainebocho, Shugakuin, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, 606-8036 Phone: 075-701-5181
Access: *There is no parking lot. Please use the public transportation. Subway Karasuma Line “Matsugasaki” stop, 7 minutes by taxi
20 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi from Shugakuin Station on the Eizan train
City Bus Routes 5, 31, 65 / Get off at Shugakuin Rikyumichi
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Maple Temple
From the “prayer” and “blessing” by the large ajari, the “burning” of the beads Beginning with a prayer by Manajari of the Bank in the temple, gomaki is burned to pray for good health, prosperous business, and the happiness of everyone. After that, follow the instructions, put your hands together, bow your head, and wait. After many years of service, the beads are burnt by the great ajari and held as a memorial service. Not only related parties and believers, but also tourists who want to see autumn leaves join hands together. *Subject to change depending on the situation.
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prayer in the temple
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About the regional brand “Kyoto Nenju (R)”
Kyoto has been the capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years, from the establishment of the Heian capital to the relocation of the capital to Tokyo. After the Meiji Restoration, the political function was transferred to Tokyo, but the religious capital function remained, and it still occupies the center of Japanese Buddhism. “Kyoto Rosary (R)” was nurtured by the historical regional characteristics. In addition, since the early modern period, Kyoto has been one of the leading production and distribution centers of silk fabrics in Japan, and the fact that silk thread, the main material for rosary beads, was easily available was one of the factors that supported the
establishment of Kyoto.
The division of labor of traditional industries in the city of Kyoto played an important role in the maturation of the market. The market for “Kyoto Nenju (R)” is a field that requires high-mix low-volume production that combines sects, sizes, materials, etc. Without the division of labor, it would not have been possible to supply a wide variety of rosary materials and produce parts. Craftsmen have maintained and developed traditional manufacturing methods within their highly developed network. “Kyoto Rosary (R)” is truly a “brand” that represents the historical regional characteristics of the city of Kyoto.
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Kyoto Rosary Maker

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Local brand “Kyoto Rosary (R)”: Traditional crafts of the Kyoto Bead Manufacturing Wholesale Cooperative Association registered as a trademark by the Patent Office
On April 6, 2007, we acquired the trademark registration of “Kyoto Nenju (R)” (Regional Collective Trademark: Registration No. 5038201). About the Kyoto Juzu Manufacturing and Wholesale Cooperative Association Bead craftsmen in Kyoto are working to pass on to future generations the quality of rosary beads (bead beads) that have maintained traditional manufacturing methods, and the techniques and knowledge they have cultivated.
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Association name: Kyoto Tamazu Manufacturing and Wholesale Cooperative Association
Location: 600-8305 Higashiwakamatsu-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Tsuchiya Nenju Store, Association Secretariat
Chairman: Keisuke Nakano
Description of business: Pearl beads manufacturing wholesale, inheritance of traditional manufacturing methods, enlightenment activities
Established: June 1939
HP: https://kyonenju.or.jp

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