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Soban Nembutsu prayer of Kamiwada Yakuoin Temple    



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At Yakuoin Temple, a branch temple of Shimpoji Temple in Kamiwada, Yamato City, Soban Nembutsu prayer was said at a fair held on September 8 every year. It is supposed to promise a perfect state of health and family prosperity. In the past, it was said at farming events, such as Mushiokuri, Kazematsuri, and Hyomatsuri, as a prayer for a good harvest.
The lineage of the Soban Nembutsu prayer of Kamiwada Yakuoin Temple can be traced back to Kamakura Komyoji Temple, the head temple of the Jodoshu sect in the Kanto region. From the inscription of an existing gong, it is known that it was already performed in the first year of the Kyoho era (1716). Although some of the nembutsu prayers have already been lost, nembutsu such as Hiragane performed at the festival and Ekogane performed at the memorial service for the principal image of the temple have been handed down to the present by the Preservation Society for Soban Nembutsu of Yakuoin Temple.
This film has been created with the aim of introducing the nembutsu maintained by the Society and in the hope of handing them down to posterity.

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