What's new


Renewal of the web server software

We will be updating the system software of the web server that operates the Eikando website on the following schedule.
Please note that there may be a time in which you cannot access the website, and the end time of the work may be extended depending on the situation. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Scheduled time: 7:00 p.m., February 8, 2022 - 6:00 a.m., February 9, 2022

January 20, 2022
Eikando Zenrin-ji



Partial Resumption of Red Seal Services of Eikando (Shuin)

Since last year, as part of our measures to prevent Covid-19 spread, we have only been offering red seals in the form of pre-writtern paper, but from New Year's Day, we will resume writing red seals in a red seal book. However, two or more consecutive holidays and the Autumnal Exhibition period, we will continue to accept only the form of pre-writtern paper. We would like to thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

[Info] What is Shuin?
In the olden days, peaple wrote sutras and handed them to temples. The temples issue a red seal as a proof of receiving them. This red seal is a origin of Shuin. Even today, the red seal book is also called a sutra book, and it is common to receive an calligrapic signature and red stamps from a temple or a shrine. Shuin is proof of religious faith.
Some visitors to temples and shrines may think of it as a commemorative stamp that can be given at tourist sites, but it is important to understand the meaning of Shuin.

January 1, 2022
Eikando Zenrin-ji



Request for your cooperation in the construction work

As part of the commemorative project for the 850th anniversary of Jodo-shu establishment, Eikando Hall and other buildings will be reconstructed. As a result, many construction vehicles will be entering the approach and parking lots. The work will last for a long time, and security guards will be posted at the precincts during this period. We apologize for any inconvenience due to the works, and ask for your cooperation in following the instructions of the security guards.

July 1, 2021
Office of the 850th Anniversary of Jodo-shu Establishment
Eikando Zenrin-ji



Request to bring a shoe bag

In order to reduce plastic waste, it is necessary to reduce the use of plastic bags. At Eikando, we also handed out plastic bags as shoe bags, but we will stop the distribution of a plastic bag in stages over one year from July 1, 2020. In the future, we would like to request visitors of Eikando to bring their own shoe bag. We would appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

July 1, 2020
Eikando Zenrin-ji



Beware of spoofed e-mails by the sender's name of Eikando !

Junk e-mails have been still distributed under the spoofed IP-address of Eikando.
xxxx@eikando.or.jp is the sender's address of those junk mails. The characters of xxxx are changed from time to time. We never send e-mails except for a reply for your inquiry.
Those spoofed mails may be in danger of a virus. When you receive an unexpected mail under the sender's address mentioned above, please deleted it without opening.

Jan. 01, 2022
Eikando Zenrin-ji