On April 19, 2024, a memorial service commemorating the 850th anniversary of the founding of the Rikkyo sect by the founder of the sect, Honen, began at Komyoji Temple, the head temple of the Nishiyama Jodo sect in Ao, Nagaokakyo City, Kyoto Prefecture. Until April 25th, the 813th Anniversary Memorial Service will be held at the same time to commemorate the founder's legacy.

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