Okuribi Ceremonial Bonfire Memorial Service

This is a memorial service for the spirits of ancestors welcomed at the Sennichi-e Memorial Service and Obon festival to be consoled and to depart by boats.
At Ishiyamadera Temple, paper-thin strips of wood with names of the deceased which were used at the Sennichi-e festival are removed from the lanterns and are worshiped at the Urabon-e Memorial Service. Then they are burned at the Okuribi Ceremonial Bonfire Memorial Service.

Holding period
August 16
In front of the gate of Ishiyamadera Temple

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