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Ken-ei-hiko-shiki (Poetry Dedication 献詠披講式) at Lower Worship Hall on 30th March 2014.

It is originated from Japanese old Imperial tradition to recite Tanka poems with traditional tunes. Minamoto Yoritomo, the 1st shogun of Kamakura shogunate, held a ceremony of poetry dedication in Kamakura period.

This year, “Ken-ei-hiko-shiki” will be held at 1pm on 30th March.

Priests recite selected poems with traditional tunes on the stage of the Lower Worship Hall. This ritual is held in commemoration of the Minamoto Sanetomo’s distinguish services in Japanese literature. He was the 3rd shogun of Kamakura shogunate, but he is also famous for his extraordinary talent in poetry.

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