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Ken-ei-hiko-shiki (Poetry Dedication) at Lower Worship Hall on 26th March

It is originated from Japanese old imperial tradition to recite Tanka poems with traditional tunes. Minamoto Yoritomo, the first shogun of Kamakura shogunate, held a ceremony of poetry dedication in 12th century.

This year, “Ken-ei-hiko-shiki” will be held at 1pm on 26th 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 no Sanetomo’s distinguish services in Japanese literature. He was the third shogun of Kamakura shogunate, and he is also famous for his extraordinary talent in poetry.

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