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Kakejiku Scroll Mounting Order of Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō
We work with many temples. We often hear the word “Rakkei Hōyō” in our conversation with temples. It’s a ceremony conducted at the completion of newly-build or repair of temples in which monks of the head temple, monks of related temples and followings would gather for the Buddhist celebrating sermon.
This time, we would like to introduce the kakejiku (hanging scroll) mounting order from one of our clients, a temple of the Nichiren sect.
This is a “ Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō ” written by Okamoto Nichikou (the 138th chief abbot) of the Honnou-ji temple, the head temple of the Honmon school of the Hokke sect, at the occasion of Rakkei Hōyō.
It’s a style called “Hige Daimoku ” (or jumping Daimoku) written with a specific style of writing. 6 letters other than “法 (Hou, at the 4th position)” are written with long strokes like a beard (hige) representing the way the universe enters to the activity of truth being lighted with the light of Buddhism.
This time, we mounted the kakejiku in shin-no-gyou style.
Wonderful calligraphy has become even more sonorous with mounting.
Monks of the Nichiren sect rarely write calligraphy for sale which makes such piece, especially done by the chief abbot, even more rare.
Please contact us for the kakejiku mounting of “ Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō ”.