Welcome Message

Hello, I’m Zedo Yamanaka from Houdenji Temple. Our temple started as a place where a female monk helped people who needed advice after a big war. Even though our temple is small, we care a lot about everyone’s feelings. We also do different activities to share Buddha’s teachings and help people find their own good way of living.


“HOUDENJI” is a small temple of the Nichiren sect in Kobe. (Sorry, Japanese only)


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Lotus Sutra Digest

This is an excerpt from the easy-to-understand explanation of Lotus Sutra by Reverend Kenko Hattori, which was serialized in the Nichiren Sect Newspaper. To help foreigners understand the Lotus Sutra, we are posting an English translation.