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Buddhist Chant and Light Performance

This projection mapping performance will use a fusion of the latest visual technology, visual art, lasers, and Buddhist chanting to express the connection between the audience, monks, the great pagoda, Dainichi Buddha, and Kouboudaishi.

◆ Venue

Koyasan Danjo Garan Konpon Daito (Great Pagoda)

◆ Dates

2015
May 12th Tues to
May 17th Sun

◆ Entry Fee

Free entry
(No pre-booking required)

*Large crowds are expected during the event. Admission may be restricted depending ont he conditions.
*Cancelled in the event of inclement weather

◆ Time

First Performance: 7:20pm
Second Performance: 8:10pm 2 performances/
day

◆ Performers

◆ ChantingKoyasan Shingon Hyogo Young Teachers Association
◆ VisualsColo GraPhonic
Jamie Goodenough
YAMACHANG
◆ SoundYouji Ueki (Traditional Japanese Instrument Performance Group: KOMA)

◆ GraphicQOTAROO
◆ Interactionvoid / rintaro
◆ Sound designKABAMIX
◆ ManagementIZUMI TAKARA

◆ Organisers

  • Koyasan Shingon Souhonzan Kongoubuji
  • Koyasan Shingon Hyogo branch
  • Koyasan Shingon Hyogo Young Teachers Association

◆ In cooperation with

  • Koyasan Shingo Young Teachers Association

◆Produced by

Shomyo is traditional Buddhist ceremonial music and is also known as the source of traditional Japanese music.

Shomyo is Buddhist music that has been passed down from India since ancient times. Shomyo was brought to Japan during the Nara period until the beginning of the Heian period. Presently, Shomyo is performed as the traditional Buddhist ceremonial music for daily rituals and larger ceremonies, etc. Shomyo has influenced traditional Japanese music such as Yokyoku (music for Noh theater) and Joruri (music for Bunraku theater). Hence, Shomyo is also known as the "Source of Traditional Japanese music".

Shomyo in Koyasan [Nanzan Shinryu]

At beginning of the 13th Century, Shotobo Shoshin, the head priest of Koyasan Sanboin Temple, lamented the fact that even if Koyasan was the Sacred Mountain of Kobo Daishi's place of entering eternal meditation, the main line of Shomyo was not being passed down there. Therefore, at that time, he exerted great efforts to move the main line of Shomyo, known as "Shinryu Shomyo", that was founded by Daishin Shonin, from Nakagawa-dera Joju-in Temple in the Yamato province to Koyasan. Subsequently, Koyasan Shyomyo became known as "Nanzan Shinryu Shomyo" and has been passed down to this day.

During the event, heavy traffic is expected. Please use public transportation.

◆ By Train

Take the Nankai Koyasan Line to Gokurakubashi Station, then the cable car to Koyasan Station, then a bus (see below).

◆ Koyasan Bus Route

Take a Nankai Rinkan Bus from Koyasan Sta. to the venue.

◆ Location Map